Art Curriculum Statement

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At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, we value Art and Design as an important part of children’s learning and development, enabling them to create and problem solve. Art and Design provides children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, our IB transdisciplinary themed curriculum, allows children to see the links between learning across all subjects, using art and design, to make those links creatively.

During key stage 1 pupils will be exposed to:
  • to using a range of materials creatively to design and make products
During key stage 2 pupils will be exposed to:

 Pupils at Cherry Orchard Academy  progress through learning, with the ability to be able to think, express and problem solve, creatively. Using the TT education cycle, that consists of learning through, experiencing, playing, using, developing and connecting with the topic of learning, we are able to ensure a full rounded experience of learning, for our children. Ensuring that all of our learners are able to grasp key vocabulary and link it to their learning is key, which is why we have our learning journey displayed in class, so that learners are able to make connections, not only with the key vocabulary taught, but how their learning links together. Through our use of the IB curriculum, and progression of skills throughout the key stages, our children are enabled with the knowledge and skills, to be able to develop further, as they prepare for life beyond Cherry Orchard Primary Academy. We enable our learners to be equipped with all of the resources they need, to be able to create, and learn independently, within this creative subject, allowing space for exploration, and experimentation. Encouraging our learners, to inquire and investigate the materials, and resources being given to them.

As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. We ensure the impact of our learning is monitored, and use a variety of ways to assess, and reflect with our learners. To monitor development, and learning subject leaders, assess books and monitor progress that is being made. At Cherry Orchard Primary, we also use milestone tasks, as a benchmark, to assess and see what they have learnt about their topic throughout the term,as well as monitoring of the learning journeys being displayed in class, and importantly monitoring students engagement with their topic of learning. Lastly, using our pupil voice, is a way to allow our learners to be heard, and to allow space for development from them, as well as making sure that their knowledge has been secured. With these techniques in place, learners should know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of their world globally.

At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, we value Design and Technology as an important part of children’s learning and development, enabling them to create and problem solve. Design and Technology provides our learners with the correct skills to be able to independently think, inquire, design and execute.

Design and Technology prepares children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It encourages children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers as individuals and part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by making products and systems. Through the study of Design and Technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industry. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, it’s uses and impacts.At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, our IB transdisciplinary themed curriculum, allows children to see the links between learning across all subjects, using design and technology, to make those links creatively.