- have a love for learning and a love for art.
Art & Design
Through the Primary Knowledge Curriculum, we scaffold learning and experience to ensure our education is equitable. It is specific to the disciplines of the subject, well sequenced and ambitious. A knowledge-rich curriculum ensures that each precious moment will support children in acquiring the knowledge, skills and cultural capital that they will need to become well-educated citizens of the future.
A Cavendish Artist will:
- Create their own works of art and know about great artists.
- Become proficient in drawing, painting, printing, textiles, collage and sculpture.
- Explore ideas, experiment, invent, think critically and record experiences.
- access high quality art experiences through a carefully sequenced curriculum.
- Foster lifelong love of Art.
We teach Art and Design as a discrete subject tailoring the Primary Knowledge Curriculum to the needs of our school. The curriculum offered is comprehensively sequenced, builds on prior knowledge and on prior learning; it is a progression model and provides depth of understanding and knowledge.
The PKC art curriculum is designed to enable children make connections between the work of artists, architects and designers and their own work. The curriculum provides meaningful opportunities for self-expression to give children the space to learn who they are as an artist by exploring different mediums. We aim to ignite children’s love for art by giving them the ability to express themselves through drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, collage, photography and textiles. The curriculum also provides extensive opportunity for children to develop their skills in visual literacy by looking at, thinking and talking about art.
The curriculum fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum for England. This course of study seeks to show how art shapes our history and contributes to our national culture. It looks at key movements and historical periods including, studying art from ancient Greece and Rome, Anglo Saxon England, the Italian Renaissance, Victorian art and architecture, French Impressionism and 20th century Modernism as well as art relating to different religions and cultures such as Islamic art, art from Western Africa and Chinese painting and ceramics.
Knowledge organisers are used for each unit of work. These are referred to throughout the unit to aide learning and remembering.
The impact of our art curriculum will allow all children to leave Cavendish with a broad range of art and design skills that they will be able to use in later life. Through trips, visits, pupil voice and a creative and inspiring curriculum at Cavendish, our children will have become enthusiastic artists who have an appreciation of the art around them.
By the end of year 6, we want pupils to:
- acquire and use vocabulary linked to Art and Design
- take ownership of knowledge
- recognise that their voice matters
- express themselves using different media
- acquire knowledge and understanding of significant art movements
- acquire knowledge of the lives of significant artists, designers and architects
- use their visual literacy skills to express themselves