At Milking Bank Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
The teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at Milking Bank Primary School is based on the National Curriculum and linked to topics to ensure a well-structured approach to this creative subject. Staff follow Chris Quigley’s milestones in order to ensure skills progress throughout the children’s primary school journey.
The children are taught Art as part of their termly topic work. Areas covered include sculpture, mosaics, printing, art in nature, Aboriginal art, WW2 propaganda posters, painting, pointillism, Pop Art and the works of the Impressionist artists. More detail can be found in our Long Term plan.
The work of famous artists is explored to enhance the children's learning and to give them an understanding of how art has changed and developed over the centuries.
The children's learning is further enhanced through showcases to parents and visitors, working with specialists on projects and also the opportunities to attend a weekly art club.
Children at Milking Bank Primary will have a wide variety of art knowledge. They will be able to recognise world famous pieces of art work and link artists to particular artistic disciplines.
The children will be enthusiastic about taking part in art lessons and creative activities. The impact of the art curriculum will ensure that children are made aware of using their own ideas, the processes involved in different art concepts and gathering ideas in order to arrive at a final piece.Overall, we aim for this to encourage and enhance social interaction, resilience, confidence and creative thinking.