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King's Court First School

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The Arts

The Arts at King's Court First School

 

At King’s Court ‘The Arts’ take inspiration from Chris Quigley’s interwoven approach of drop feeding learnings and revising units to gain a deep understanding transferring learning from our working memory to our long-term memory.

 

Our intent is for children learning as, designer, engineers, sculptors, painters, food technicians, artists, crafters immersed in a skills-based learning journey from designing, testing, modifying, making and evaluating real, purposeful products created to match a design brief or criteria.

 

The implementation of this STEM inspired learning cycle aims to aid the designers and engineers of the future with a greater depth understanding of design skills and ‘talk’ to be creative learners.

 

Children are taught to:

  • 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

  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

 

Key stage 1

Children are taught:

 

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas 
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.
  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • 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

Children are taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

 

Children are taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

 

Art and DT Policy 
Whole School Design Cycle
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