Stanwell Fields Curriculum Intent
Throughout the school, our work is based on principles which are shared by all staff. It is our belief that we should:
develop and value the whole child and enable them to flourish as individuals.
give children the opportunity to learn about the wider world and their place within it.
ensure children have the knowledge and skills needed to achieve during the next stage of their education and in the future.
give children the opportunity to enjoy learning, flourish and achieve in a peaceful, supportive environment of Christian love and care and build respectful relationships.
To read more about out aims and curriculum intent, please visit our curriculum page.
Art: Purpose of Study
Art, craft and design embody 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 rigorous 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.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
We follow the National Curriculum for Art. The programmes of study for key stage one and two can be found below:
Art at Stanwell Fields
We teach Art through knowledge rich projects at Stanwell Fields. Children are given the opportunity to explore, experiment, plan, innovate and evaluate in their Art lessons across the school.
Where possible, links are made to other subject areas as we believe this enriches and strengthens learning. For example, when learning about Seasonal Changes in Science, Year 1 complete the art project Rain and Sunrays, heling them with their understanding of weather and weather symbols. In Year 3, when studying the History project Through the Ages, children learn about the cultural and artistic significance of Bell Beaker pottery in Prehistoric Pots. In Year 6, children learn about the art, craft and traditions of Inuit culture in the geography knowledge rich project of Frozen Kingdoms.
You can find out more about the content of each Art project on the year group overviews.