Art and Design
At Stanford, our engaging cornerstones curriculum provides constant opportunity for the children to develop their creativity. Each half term a new topic provides the children an exciting context within which to develop their artistic skills and knowledge of great artists. As the children move through the school they are supported to build on these skills within their art and design lessons. Their development is also supported by opportunities to participate in gallery visits, extra-curricular clubs and to work alongside visiting artists.
The skills the children will develop as they move through the school are outlined below.
Early Years Foundation Stage
- explore colour, texture and shape.
- begin to construct with a purpose in mind, using simple tools and techniques to do so.
- develop the ability to select the appropriate resources and review and adapt their work as they go.
Key Stage 1
- Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
- Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
- Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour pattern, texture line, shape, form and space.
- Learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines and making links to their own work.
Key Stage 2
- Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
- Improve their mastery of art and design techniques including drawing painting and sculpture with a range of materials.
- Find out about great artists, architects and designers in history.