At Merrow Federation schools our Art and Design curriculum stimulates creativity and imagination. It not only meets National Curriculum requirements but also provides children with memorable art lessons that will develop their art skills and prepare them for the next stage in their education.
Throughout the Early Years and Key Stage 1, children are taught to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. From Key Stage 2 the subject is taught weekly, and each
child has a sketchbook where they can record their work from initial ideas to finished pieces. All children will have opportunities to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their
ideas, experiences and imagination.
Our aim is to foster and encourage our children’s natural creativity to allow children to become
confident, skillful and enthusiastic artists. Our Art and Design curriculum promotes curiosity and
empowers our children to become independent and resilient artists.
A successful learner at our schools will:
● Have the opportunity to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products;
● Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
● Have developed a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, line, shape, form and space;
● Have learnt to adapt their work where necessary;
● Develop skills to use simple tools and techniques;
● Be able to evaluate and analyse creative work using key terms and vocabulary
● Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art form;
● Be a confident, skillful and enthusiastic artist, who creates work they are proud of.