'Love, Courage and Fellowship'
As artists, our INTENT is:
to inspire a great love of art, craft and design in our children. We want them to harbour an understanding of how art enriches the lives of people past and present; from all cultures and walks of life.
We aim for children to enjoy creating works of art and to have a thorough knowledge of the artistic traditions which have shaped the world we live in.
We want children to turn to art in their leisure time as a source of pleasure and mindfulness. We aim for all children to be competent artists in a range of media in 2 and 3 dimensions.
Our teaching will enable pupils to make links between art and all other areas of our curriculum, equipping them with an excellent general knowledge. We aim for children to appreciate that art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.
We IMPLEMENT this through:
providing a high-quality art education which will help pupils will become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
They will also develop the use of art specific language to discuss, describe and evaluate the seven visual elements of art (shape, space, pattern, colour, line, texture and form).
They will use this knowledge to develop their own artistic ideas and opinions.
A Chawton artist will have:
• The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory, first-hand experience and imagination.
• The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media.
• Develop a wide knowledge and understanding of great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
• The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings.
• The ability to select and use a wide range of materials, processes and techniques skilfully and inventively to realise intentions and capitalise on the unexpected.
• The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others using specific art language.
The National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
The IMPACT of this is:
that we have a community of enthusiastic artists and art lovers who have a thorough knowledge of the artistic themes taught and will be able to link this to other learning.
Art will form an important part in children’s lives outside school and in their future lives as a source of pleasure and expression.
Governors, through the Governor Visit Plan and Subject Leader Reports, evaluate the work of subject leaders in ensuring that the quality of teaching and learning across the school is at least good. They ensure that pupils are ready for transition to secondary school and are equipped with the skills to flourish and succeed as caring individuals.