Art and Design

Art and Design statement of intent:

At Emmanuel, Art and Design is a key component of our broad and balanced curriculum as we aspire for all children to experience ‘life in all its fullness.’  We intend for our Art and Design curriculum to:

  • Fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Art and Design.
  • Reflect and celebrate the diversity of our school community as children learn about artists from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Develop a love of learning by engaging, inspiring and challenging pupils to invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

Introduction to Art and Design

The Art and Design curriculum at Emmanuel is carefully planned and sequenced to equip pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to experiment and create their own works of art, whilst instilling in pupils an appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts.

At Emmanuel, children are immersed in a range of visual and sensory experiences, which enable them to communicate what they see, think and feel and to practise the different techniques of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Art and Design skills from EYFS to Year 6

In KS1, Art and Design is taught in half-termly units throughout the year and children are taught to use a range of materials to design and make products using a variety of tools, mediums and techniques including colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. They will begin to learn about the work of a range of artists and designers and make links to their own work.

In KS2, Art and Design continues to be taught half-termly and builds upon the foundation of skills children acquired in KS1.  Children will continue to develop their use of different techniques including drawing, painting, and sculpture with a range of materials, and show and increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.  Children will continue to learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

We enrich the children’s experience of Art and Design through a number of trips to some of the most prestigious galleries in the world here in London, which are carefully placed in the curriculum so children can see and appreciate the work of great artists, architects and designers in history for themselves.