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AvenueInfant School

Art and Design

Curriculum Intent: Art & Design

          Possibilities - To have high aspirations and know all of the opportunities available to                                                   them.

           Initiative -      To take risks, become independent thinkers and be responsible for                                                          themselves.

            Growth -         To recognise and celebrate their own individual journey, understanding                                               their own uniqueness and strengths and those of others

Implementation:

Our pupils should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding into the following threshold concepts:

  •  Experiment, invent and create (own works of art, craft and design)
  •   Artistic techniques
  •  Great artists, craft makers and designers
  •   Artistic communication

These key concepts underpin the children’s learning through the year groups from Reception to Year 2. This enables pupils to reinforce and build upon prior learning, make connections and develop subject specific language. 

The vertical accumulation of knowledge and skills from Years R to 2 is mapped as follows:

PROGRESSION IN THRESHOLD CONCEPTS

The procedural and semantic knowledge pupils need to understand the threshold concepts

THRESHOLD CONCEPTS

RECEPTION STEP- FOUNDATIONS TO BASIC

YEAR 1 STEP- BASIC

YEAR 2 STEP- ADVANCING TO DEEP

AD1- Experiment, invent and create (own works of art, craft and design)

Exploring ideas in creative ways

Exploring ideas, represent experiences and make decisions about creations.

AD2- Artistic techniques

Use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function

Learn the use of artistic media (drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design)

 

Find out and make decisions about how media and materials can be combined and changed

AD3- Great artists, craft makers and designers

Introduce different artists, craft makers and designers

AD4- Artistic communication

Talk about likes and dislikes in creative works

Begin to use some subject specific vocabulary

Use subject specific language to evaluate and compare their own creative work and that of others

Aspirations For The Future

Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Artist:

·         Fashion designer

·         Film animation

·         Architect

·         Theatre stage designer 

For more careers, please visit First Careers

Impact

Assessment

Through the explicit teaching of the Art and Design, both the teachers and the pupils assess their learning continuously throughout the lesson. Our assessment systems enable teachers to make informed judgements about the depth of their learning and the progress they have made over time.   

Pupil Voice

Reception "…..”

Year 1 "…..”

Year 2 "…..”

 

Snapshots

Here is what Art looks like at The Avenue:

Photos coming soon.