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Woodford Primary School


Our approach to Art


At Woodford, we aim to foster and stimulate creativity and imagination. Art provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. As pupils progress, they will be encouraged to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers, including links to local, artists. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures and how Art contributes to the creativity of our nation.


At Key stage 1


Pupils will be taught to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. They will use drawing, painting, and sculpture to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination. Pupils will develop a range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. They will learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and make links to their own work.


At Key stage 2


Pupils will be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of different materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. They will be taught to create sketchbooks to record their observations and use these to review and revisit ideas and skills. They will improve their mastery of techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture using a range of materials e.g. pencil, paint, and clay. They will learn about great artists, architects and designers in history as well as local artists.