Art and Design
At Pott Shrigley Church School, we believe that art and design is an integral part of our curriculum providing children ways in which to share their artistic flair and creativity. Our aim is to deliver a high-quality, skills-based art and design curriculum that will engage, inspire and challenge pupils so that they create and invent their own works of art and design. Children will be exposed to a wide variety of art and design as well as different artists and designers so that they develop a more vigorous understanding of the art world, the impact it has had throughout history and become critical thinkers in the process.
At Pott Shrigley, we plan an engaging art and design curriculum with high-quality lessons that are meaningful and purposeful. Art and designs lessons are regularly linked to our topic work providing cross-curricular learning opportunities. We introduce our pupils to a wide range of artists, craft makers and designers demonstrating to them the historical and cultural development of their art forms. Children will be taught a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and shape which they will apply to different areas including drawing, painting and sculpting. Children will adapt these skills to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
As our pupil’s progress through the school, they will learn how to review and revisit their creative work, making improvements as they do so. Studying different designs and techniques will encourage the children to develop artistic vocabulary as well as describe similarities and differences, making links to their own work.
Children will gain an understanding, throughout their time at Pott Shrigley, that artists and designers have helped to shape the world in which we live and that many jobs require creative and innovative people. Children will have developed art and design skills that help them to ignite their visions and bring ideas to life using a range of styles and techniques. Through consistent use of sketchbooks, children will have learnt the skills needed to review, modify and develop their initial ideas in order to achieve high quality outcomes which they will carry forward beyond their time at primary school.