At St Andrews, we follow the national curriculum for Art and Design.
The National Curriculum for Art and Design (2014) aims to ensure that all pupils:
We use a detailed skills progression document to plan and deliver art lessons. This ensures that children’s art and design skills are developed systematically throughout their time at school.
Pupils are taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
Children are taught the basic skills but also a thorough understanding of the skill and medium which will allow them to develop and use their knowledge to create further pieces of work. In addition, children are able to utilise these skills in art activities across the broader curriculum, such as posters in RE, maps in geography and analytical drawings in science.
In order to promote creative teaching and the children’s enjoyment and curiosity for learning, children will be introduced to a broad range of work by a variety of artists and designers who use different media; through the skills lessons, the creative curriculum and visits from practising artists.