The KS1 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.
Art and design is taught through cross curricular topic learning. The learning of Art is embedded throughout the year. All classes must follow the National Curriculum and the individualised coverage grid for each key stage to ensure all skills are being taught in depth throughout the year.
Through the EYFS profile pupils work towards the Early Learning Goals. They are encouraged to use their imagination and given time to express and develop their ideas, using a wide range of materials and tools.
Children have also been able to work with external agencies such as Attenborough Arts and Spark Arts over the recent years.
Art Partner Links
Catherine Infant School are pleased to be working with The Attenborough Arts Centre, part of Leicester University, on a 3 year project sponsored by Start - the Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts.
Generously funded by The Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts and University of Leicester, the Start programme gives children and young people new ways to learn through the contemporary arts, working with professional artists and providing opportunities for children to get creative. Teachers are also supported through a tailored CPD programme, and the work is celebrated throughout the venue
Our Year 1 children have an exciting programme of gallery visits, artist workshops and residencies and activities in school throughout the year. This supports them to achieve Arts Awards and supports Catherine Infant School on our Artsmark journey.