Art & design Intent Statement & Progression Map

Art & design Intent Statement

The Arts are at the core of life at Longhoughton CE Primary School. The arts develop children’s creative capacity allowing them to interpret the world around them. Our Arts curriculum supports core areas in that Art and Design, Music, Media, Literature, Dance and Drama provide diverse, rich and exciting learning experiences that allow children to connect knowledge, skills and concepts.

Children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills, e.g. collage, printing, weaving and patterns. Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers. Children will be encouraged to develop their interest and curiosity about art and design through a series of lessons offering skills progression, knowledge progression and offering children the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways. The lessons will offer the chance for children to develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development.