Establishing lifelong learning: rooted in knowledge, enriched by experience
Art is a foundation subject of the National Curriculum and an important part of developing our children’s ability to develop their individual creativity, express their ideas and understanding and to work both individually and collaboratively with others.
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. At Alexandra we believe that children should learn about great artists, designers and craft makers from different cultures. It is important that children gain an understanding and appreciation of both contemporary and classical art.
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.
The teaching and implementation of the art curriculum at Alexandra primary school is underpinned by the 7 elements of art-
Line, shape, colour, value, form, texture and space.
Children are taught to develop their techniques in drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, print, textiles and digital media.Our art and design intent is aligned with our school values, celebrating excellence, encouraging exploration, making best use of our local community and nurturing creativity and endeavour.