Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. At Temple-Ewell we work to provide a high-quality Art and Design education that equips children with the knowledge, understanding and competence to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design and to use these forms to express their ideas and thoughts.
Children understand that drawing is a useful tool that helps develop ideas, support thinking and can be used in all areas of the curriculum.
As pupils progress, they think and work in an increasingly critical way. They develop a more rigorous understanding of Art, Craft and Design, working with ever increasing competence in a range of different media to produce work that explores a range of different ideas and is thoughtful in nature.
Pupils learn that Art, Craft and Design both reflects and shapes our history, and contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. Pupils learn to be self-reflective and by the time they leave the school make informed choices about the media and effects they want to use to best express their thoughts and ideas.
Children are taught to express ideas and feelings, make observations and carry out visual investigations. They design and create in both 2D and 3D materials. They are taught to understand and use the process of developing and refining ideas to create their own, original art and craft pieces in a broad range of different styles and media.
“Our Art lessons are fun, I get to learn to draw and how to express my emotions and thoughts in lots of different ways.” (Olivia, Year 3)
“Art lessons help me express myself creatively – they are fun and I have learnt how to let my feelings flood onto the page.” (Seren Year 5)
For further information about the Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Art curriculum, please see the Art Policy below