At Dinglewell Infant School we value Art and Design as an important part of a creative curriculum. We aspire to promote ambitious and inquisitive learners in all areas of learning. We aim to develop children’s natural creativity, curiosity and imagination through the exploration of art. We believe that Art should be a stimulating and enjoyable experience for all children, allowing them to express themselves through a piece of artwork, which has been produced individually or collaboratively, which they and others can be proud of. At our school we inspire children to build upon not only their creative skills but also express their individual thoughts, processes and ideas. We want children to succeed in becoming critical artists; they are encouraged to communicate what they see, feel and think in order to be able to give their fair and objective opinions and evaluate creative work.
Our school values/curriculum drivers underpin all that we do at Dinglewell Infant School and are integral to our art provision:
At Dinglewell Infant School the Art curriculum consists of art objectives taught through topic-based lessons; where children develop their skills and expertise over time. The learning opportunities, technical vocabulary and skills progression for each year group will ensure progression and repetition in terms of embedding key learning, knowledge and skills.
We ensure we provide opportunities for all children to practise skills and techniques in continuous provision. Throughout the school year Art is linked to other curriculum areas and the children are given opportunities to develop upon skills they have previously been taught.
We explore different media of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay].
We develop vocabulary through the use of common words and phrases relating to pieces of art.
Through assessment, teachers are able to monitor the children’s progress and monitor any gaps in their learning. Pupil voice surveys help us to get a general overview for how the children feel about PSHE and how to improve it.
We believe in encouraging the children to talk critically about both their own works and that of great artists; discussing their likes, dislikes and show that often opinions can differ. We value open and honest communication with our children at Dinglewell Infant School; and believe all views are valid and individual. We encourage children to express themselves and produce high-quality pieces of work in a variety of media that they can be proud of. Children at Dinglewell are given opportunities to discuss, critique, appreciate and evaluate their own and the work of professional artists.
At Dinglewell Infant School we strive to ensure that our children have an appreciation for art and the knowledge that opinions on art often differ. We hope in having access to a range of media our children will become confident and enthusiastic artists, who enjoy creating works of art. Through our broad and balanced curriculum, our children are given the opportunities to build and develop their skills while enjoying the self-expression. We firmly believe that all children are artists and aim to instil a lasting love and appreciation of the Arts.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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