The new approach to teaching mathematics has transformed teaching in this subject.
At Down Ampney C of E primary School we ensure that all Art and Design lessons inspire children to become artists rather than to simply ‘do art’. We aim to explicity teach children techniques in using colours, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space so they can experiment, invent and create their own works. We nurture a creative imagination where children are encouraged to reflect on their own progress and take pride in their journey through their sketch books. We teach children to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design. We teach children about the great artists, craft makers and designers in History and ensure that these represent a diverse range of artists and styles. We explore vocation and how children can use their skills to help others, in contributing to the culture and creativity of Great Britain and the wider world and invite local artists into school to work with the children and to discuss their careers.
Art and Design is taught based on the Access art scheme and is linked to other curriculum areas or texts when it is meaningful to do so. Practical skills are explicitly taught each year, so children have the opportunity to develop and improve as artists. Children study a key artist in relation to the skill they are learning, ensuring they learn about artists from a wide range of backgrounds and styles over the year.