You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
Our Art Curriculum
It is our intent at Our Lady and St Edward’s to enable children to take on the world with passion and creativity. We want children’s experiences of primary school to be enriched by art and design. We aim to deliver lessons that inspire and motivate children, so they become proficient in a variety of techniques. We aim to nurture talent and feed the imagination of those less confident. We aim to build confidence and raise self-esteem by enabling children to believe that there is no right or wrong way to make art. We aim to teach children that art can be made by all sorts of people and open their minds to different cultures and art from around the world.
At Our Lady and St Edward’s, we deliver Art and Design lessons in 3 half-termly blocks and make cross curricular links where possible. Skills in each area have been organised to establish continuity and progression, so children are able to use what they have learnt and build on them each year. Drawing skills are taught throughout the year, along with developing skills in Digital Media, Painting, Printing, Textiles, 3D and Collage. Every other year, we hold an Art Exhibition. The school hall is transformed into an art gallery to showcase all the children’s work. Parents, governors, other schools and the local community are all invited to come along and celebrate the children’s achievements.
The impact of good Art and Design teaching is that it is a subject loved and enjoyed by teachers and pupils across the school. Children think creatively and innovatively and show competence and confidence by continually evaluating their own work. They are able to combine previously learned techniques to create new pieces of work and build upon the skills they have been taught.