Art Curriculum Intent Statement:

Our Art curriculum develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. The curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to explore and investigate, create and evaluate artwork as set out in the National Curriculum and so will enable the children to reach and exceed their potential at Raddlebarn Primary School. It will enable pupils to create art work with a real purpose in terms when displaying and sharing the work they create and showcasing the skills and progress they have made.

At Raddlebarn Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills whilst also presenting an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity: from high end fashion to futuristic vehicle conceptions to artwork that evokes emotional response, artists can change the way we, as humans, see the world. Developing the next generation of artists is essential for our society and can be used as an outlet for managing positive mental health – hence the need to excite children in their creativity and reinforce the notion that art has an important purpose in our lives. A high-quality art and design education needs to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design that can be transferred to life after education. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They will become proficient in different art techniques, from painting to sculpting and be able to analyse differing artworks using appropriate language. They will also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the rich and diverse tapestry of the modern world. Different artists from different cultures are highly important to show the diversity within art, therefore lesser known artists are covered within our curriculum including different ethnicity and genders.