Art and Design in the School Curriculum
Art and Design are statutory subjects of the school curriculum of maintained schools.
Being an all-through school has enabled us to create a bespoke programme that builds on skills and knowledge across the whole school.
- We enhance the curriculum by utilising the skills of our Secondary colleagues to deepen subject knowledge of both staff and students.
- Units with key objectives have been planned by the Primary staff in order to ensure there is continuity and progression from Reception to Year 6 and into KS3.
- The command words: Describe, Explain and Compare are used when planning activities, to enable children, when they are developmentally ready, to show their understanding.
- At Gildredge House, we recognise that experiences and enrichment opportunities help to bring the subject of Art and Design alive. There will therefore be opportunities to visit local art galleries, invite artists and hold exhibitions.
Primary Intent for Art
- To produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
- To become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
Primary Intent for Design
- To develop appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum Design Technology Programmes of study.
- To fulfill the duties of the NC whereby schools must provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.
Implementation of Art and Design at Gildredge House
For more information on implementation and impact, read our Art and Design Statement [PDF]