At Corpus Christi, our Art and Design curriculum aims to engage and inspire pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to explore, experiment and create personal works of art and design. Our curriculum aims for all children to acquire appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum. Where possible, we make strong cross-curricular links with the wider curriculum. We endeavour to provide children with memorable, meaningful learning opportunities. We believe the arts should be accessible to all pupils and should encourage them to develop a culturally rich understanding of the world around them.
Through artistic expression the learner is is enabled to comment on profound social issues and spiritual experiences that transcend the human word and embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity. We strive for our children to have no limits to what their ambitions are and to develop the confidence to be illustrators, graphic designers, fashion designers, curators, architects, or printmakers of the future.
Our art and design leaders, in collaboration with expertise from external providers, have designed a carefully sequenced, progressive and ambitious curriculum based around the National Curriculum for Art and Design which encompasses:
In addition, children are exposed to art competitions and specific events across the school as well as our photography club that not only raise the profile of Art and Design but also celebrate and recognise our children’s creativity, skills and talents.
As a result of our Art and Design Curriculum, our children will show clear enjoyment, self-expression and confidence in Art. They will develop the mindset of an artist, being able to think critically and develop the skills and attributes needed as they progress through all key stages. Pupils will become increasingly confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, collage and digital art and this will be evident in sketch pads and displayed work. Children will discuss and recall learning with confidence and use technical vocabulary with accuracy.