At Claremont Primary School, we aim to offer opportunities for children to foster an understanding and enjoyment of art, craft and design whilst ensuring our children develop:
Social and emotional development through helping pupils to learn to value different ideas and contributions, and develop respect for the ideas and opinions of others. Art provides opportunities for collaborative projects, thereby making the most of different strengths and interests within a team.
Cultural development through helping pupils recognise how images and artefacts can have an influence on the way people think and feel. They can develop an understanding of the ideas, beliefs and values behind their making, relating to art and design in its cultural context.
Spiritual development through helping pupils to explore ideas, feelings and meanings, and to make sense of them in a personal way in their own creative work and to make connections with the experiences of others and their surroundings.
The National Curriculum aims to ensure 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.
Gain knowledge of great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
At Claremont, we provide an art curriculum that immerses children in creative experiences that offer self-expression and personal creativity as well as opportunities to work in pairs and small groups. Wherever possible art planning is linked to cross-curricular subjects especially topic, RE, geography and history. All children will have experience of:
Drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and collage.
Three-dimensional work using a variety of tools and techniques.
Working individually, in pairs and in groups.
Observing the work of others including visiting artists.
Evaluating their own work and that of famous artists/sculptors/designers.
Celebrating and showcasing outstanding artwork in an end of year exhibition.
Learning and viewing opportunities with New Art Exchange, Hyson Green, along with resident artists from NAE coming into school to teach specialist lessons.
Extra-curricular Art groups
When we value children’s creativity, we help them feel valued as people, raising their self-esteem.