At Burton Green we are passionate about creativity, our Art and Design curriculum intends to support our pupils to learn, develop and practice skills in drawing, painting and mixed media, sculpture and 3D and Craft and design. We cover the aims of the National Curriculum whilst ensuring that our pupils are inspired and challenged. We provide opportunities for imagination through art production that is reflective of their own tastes.
An integral part of our Art Curriculum is the study of a range of artists and their work. We ensure that we use artistic sources for real learning, engaging deeply with works of art and the methods and techniques observed. Analysis and discussion around works of art support development of important critical thinking and verbal skills and connect to wider cross curricular contexts such as historical and geographical. Our Art and Design lessons involve learning of technical vocabulary as well as learning skills and techniques. Our Early years pupils have open access to a range of materials
with which to explore, make and create. From Key Stage One children use sketchbooks to explore ideas and techniques in an open-ended way, exploring mark-making using a range of tools, surfaces and media. In Key Stage Two pupils begin to combine media, use a broader range of stimulus and push boundaries whilst developing their skills of evaluation and analysis.
Our termly art days allow our pupils to use the formal skills learnt in lessons and apply them to pieces of work that support freedom, originality and innovation.
We believe that our Art and Design curriculum develops and supports self-expression and empathy, providing opportunities to engage with and develop understanding about the world in which we live developing self-discipline, self-confidence, and resilience.
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