Subject Leader- Miss L Bell

Intent:

The intention of the Art curriculum at Edward Peake is to produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design. The curriculum has been designed to be aspirational for all pupils, providing support and challenge to meet the needs of learners.  Pupils are able to explore periods of art and artists, for them to create and explore using a variety of materials whilst learning new techniques and knowledge. We encourage independent learners by analysing their work to make informed choices and decisions in their artwork. The Art curriculum has been specifically designed to meet the needs of all pupils regardless of their previous experiences or potential barriers to learning. Pupils are exposed to a range of artists from different cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities in order to develop their cultural awareness. We make use of subject specialist teaching across all 4 year groups, with a specialist art room and resources.

Our main aims are to:

  • Live: Ensure pupils develop skills and personal qualities for lifelong learning so that they can make an active contribution to society and the arts community.  
  • Love: Broaden pupils’ horizons by giving them opportunities to explore different materials, skills and artists.
  • Learn: Develop independent, confident and successful art and crafters and encourage their creative thinking. 

There are 3 key concepts which are threaded throughout the Art Curriculum at Edward Peake. These are:

Personal expression, being able to discuss and share opinions confidently about their art and the art of others.                                                                                                                                                    Creative expression, where students are able to take risks with their own art work and challenge their skills.                                                                                                                                                                Design and application to use mediums, media and processes correctly and confidently in their work. 

Implementation:

Pupils are encouraged to broaden and deepen knowledge of Art whilst showing a positive attitude to learning. The intent is implemented in Art through a series of research, explore, analyse and create.

  Live: Ensure pupils develop skills and personal qualities for lifelong learning so that they can make an active contribution to society and the arts community.  

Love: Broaden pupils’ horizons by giving them opportunities to explore different materials, skills and artists.

Learn: Develop independent, confident and successful art and crafters and encourage their creative thinking. 

In the classroom Introduction to artists and or movements linked to the topic. Exploring emotions, values and understanding of our movements and artists lives. Choosing their own challenges in the classroom to further their art skills. Exploring different materials, mediums and styles throughout their work. To discuss artists, expressing opinions and make links to their practical work. Learn how to adapt and refine their work.
Out of the classroom

Close links with feeder lower schools and upper schools

Visits from  artists who are members of the wider community.

Extra-curricular clubs

Community events

Competitions

Access to online resources, google classroom with 

Intervention strategies and support

Impact:

Pupils achieve academically, are ready for their next steps in education and have high aspirations for their future.

  Live: Ensure pupils develop skills and personal qualities for lifelong learning so that they can make an active contribution to society and the arts community.   Love: Broaden pupils’ horizons by giving them opportunities to explore different materials, skills and artists. Learn: Develop independent, confident and successful art and crafters and encourage their creative thinking. 
 

Pupils are prepared by having discussions and able to share opinions with their peers. 


KS3 pupils’ drawing skills are at a level prepared for upper

Pupils have high aspirations for their future.

Pupils are prepared for the wider world and key artists and movements. 

Pupils understand other people’s lives, places and artists from all over the world.

Pupils make good progress and are able to achieve academic success

Disadvantaged pupils are supported in order to close the gap between themselves and their peers.