Art and Design

Art and Design at Haslingfield Endowed Primary School

As an Artsmark Platinum school, we believe that art is a vital part of children’s education and have embedded the 'Arts' into the school’s ethos and philosophy.

 

This intent has been recognised through the significant and valuable role of art in the taught curriculum and the enrichment opportunities we offer our pupils. The art curriculum develops children’s critical abilities, as well as an understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through the study of a diverse range of artists.  Children develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) is also developed by providing a curriculum which enables children to reach their full potential.

 

A3 sketchbooks starting in KS1 enable the children and parents to see personal progression and staff to develop it. In KS2 students are also given A5 sketchbooks to develop their observational skills. The arts are discussed in annual reports for pupils and we use target tracker to assess how pupils are doing.

 

Staff are always searching for new opportunities to engage the pupils (artwork is entered in local and national art exhibitions). Art prefects are appointed and provided with art materials in Year 6 to encourage more art-based activities during playtime. 

 

All children are offered the opportunity to experience artist workshops; events such as The Big Draw; exhibitions and join our huge range of extra-curricular groups.