Creativity is innate. From the earliest cave paintings, humans have left their mark. Therefore, art and design is an essential part of any education and the journey starts from the moment a child can hold anything with which they can leave a mark. It is our job to nurture and guide this journey by providing opportunities for a child to develop their creative skills guided by the National Curriculum.
Art and Design reflect some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more thorough understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Art at Lakeside Primary Academy is embedded within the delivery of all subjects where possible. The subject is an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
The teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at Lakeside Primary Academy is based on the National Curriculum and linked to topics to ensure a well-structured approach to this creative subject.
The children are taught Art as part of their termly topic work. Areas covered include sculpture, mosaics and printing based on topic work, such as the Tudor houses, nature and WW2 propaganda posters. More detail can be found in our Long Term plan. The work of famous local, national and international artists are explored to enhance the children’s learning. The children’s learning is further enhanced with an arts week, where art activities are combined with music, PE and other subjects. Art is celebrated through competitions when possible (designing art for the Hilton hotel in York; Christmas cards for out local MP; designing for Sustran’s are recent examples).
The impact of our art curriculum is measured through pupil voice, parent voice, lesson monitoring, ongoing assessments, pupils’ work and other visual evidence. The impact of the curriculum can be seen in pupils’ articulating the key vocabulary in lessons, talking about artists and the key genres and movements.
Art Knowledge Organisers
Subject Specific Knowledge Organisers are used as a reference point for children, staff and parents enabling all to be clear with the key vocabulary for each area of the curriculum.
Curriculum Information Booklets For Parents