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“Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.”

Annie Albers

 Intent

By the time they leave school in year 6, we would like our pupils to have developed a life-long appreciation of diverse art forms ranging from paintings to sculpture. At Dundale School , we intend that children should master Art and Design to such an extent that they can go on to have careers within Art and Design and make use of art effectively in their everyday lives. Our children will be taught Art and Design in a way that ensures progression of skills, and follows a sequence to build on previous learning. Our children will gain experience and skills of a wide range of formal elements of art in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities, enabling them to use art and design across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems, ensuring they make progress. Individuality is encouraged, recognised and developed through Art. While some art will be taught as discrete lessons –other subjects may use art as an inspiration or starting points. We aim to study a range of artists from all backgrounds and cultures. In this way, we aim to embed the idea that Art is for everyone, by everyone and within everyone.

 

Implementation

We follow a broad and balanced Art and Design curriculum that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. We follow Kapow Art and Design Scheme that ensures and progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Art and Design curriculum. Lesson are taught by the class teacher, weekly, across 3 half terms. We want to ensure that Art and Design is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using art are always taken.

 

Intended Impact

During the children’s learning journey at Dundale our intended impact of the Art curriculum is to ensure that children;

•enjoy and value Art and Design and know why they are doing things, not just how
•will understand and appreciate the value of Art and Design in the context of their personal wellbeing and the creative and cultural industries and their many career opportunities
•Will develop their creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection 

 

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