Art and Design
Purpose of study
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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
Here at East Tilbury Primary School, in line with the National Curriculum, we give pupils opportunities to be creative through a variety of media, including paint, pencils, pastels, clay and chalks. Pupils explore colour and texture within artists’ work to support their understanding and are given opportunities to express their feelings and emotions through art, for example by painting and drawing to music. Pupils explore artists’ choices around expression and technique, gaining an understanding of the related narratives, forming their own opinions about the work of specific artists.
Many of the artistic skills are taught through four main objectives: