Art at Latchingdon C of E Primary School

We aim to:

  • Produce creative work.
  • Explore the children’s ideas and record 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.
  • Provide opportunities for all children to be creative.
  • Inspire a love and curiosity of art that covers a range of genres, forms and cultures.
  • Provide opportunity for children to discover an interest and talent in art, build confidence and nurture well-being.
  • Broaden the children’s technical vocabulary in art.
  • Encourage children to engage with art.
  • Make the children proud of their work and encourage them to want to share it with others through our displays.

How we will achieve our aims:

  • Giving children the opportunity to develop a range of artistic skills.
  • Ensuring that Art is included in cross-curricular lessons.
  • Nurturing a resilient learning attitude towards art.
  • High quality teaching that is appropriately pitched to individuals.
  • Having a curriculum that provides a range of mediums for children to explore.
  • Ensuring learning is well pitched and matched to individual needs.
  • Ensuring Art and design have a high profile within the school community and children enjoy regular lessons that are highly values.
  • Having displays in school that celebrate children’s achievements and progress.

We will know we’ve achieved our aims if:

  • Children enjoy art lessons and are confident to try.
  • Children discover new interests and talents.
  • They confidently apply their artistic knowledge to other areas of learning.
  • Children understand how culture and history links to art and design.
  • Pupils develop a wider vocabulary and use descriptive language in response to art and design.
  • Children demonstrate a love or appreciation of art and talk with increasing confidence about a range of genres and artists.
  • Children show great enthusiasm when art and design are included in other areas of the curriculum.