Art and Design

Art & Design

Art and Design at Firs

Last Updated: September 2021

At Firs Primary School we are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in Art and Design.

Through our curriculum children are given the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.

COVID Curriculum

During Lockdown the teaching of art and design continued both at home and in school with some adaptions. For the pupils at home, adaptions were made where children wouldn’t have the resources at home that would be used in school. However children still achieved the same learning objectives as those in school just using different materials. The teaching of Art and Design during the national lockdown were taught through online lessons or pre-recorded videos by the teacher.

Our Art and Design Curriculum

Progression (KS1 to KS2)

Key stage 1 Pupils should be taught:

  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Key stage 2 Pupils should be taught:

  • To develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
  • To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • To learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

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Firs Primary School
Raven Street
DE22 3WA
Telephone: 01332 346230
Fax: 01332 200782

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