The subject of Art and Design at Codnor Primary School reflects the purposeful journey for the whole child. In Art and Design, we celebrate all forms of creativity and provide opportunities for these to shine through! We allow children to develop their individual creativity, express their ideas and understanding and to work both individually and collaboratively with others.
We encourage our pupils to be confident in their use of range of materials, to express their ideas using artistic vocabulary, to take inspiration for their own work through exploration of artists and pieces of art, and to reflect, evaluate and improve. As with all areas of our curriculum, within Art and Design pupils are encouraged to take risks, show resilience and face challenges head-on! Pupils are confident in expressing skills acquired in Art and Design through cross-curricular topics, enabling them to reflect on, explore and represent topics in greater depth.
Our carefully structured Art and Design curriculum provides opportunities additional to the National Curriculum endpoints, to build cultural capital and (through exposure to multiculturalism and further enrichment activities) help pupils to become well-rounded members of society in preparation for later life.
Through sequences of lessons and topics, pupils' artistic skills and concepts are built, reinforced, and transferred into other contexts, allowing children to deepen their understanding and remember what they learn.
These key Art and Design skills and concepts are:
Our pupils leave Codnor Primary School with the knowledge to think, act, and and speak like an artist, and they value the transference of these skills into their everyday life, in education and beyond.