Here at St Columba we follow the scheme ‘Kapow’ to provide the children with an engaging, inspiring and challenging Art and Design curriculum. The program is designed to equip children with knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own arts, crafts and designs. Through our Art and Design lessons, we encourage children to explore the works of a diverse range of artists and craftsman so they can experiment with a wide range of art techniques before providing opportunities for their express themselves with their own creative outcomes.
With children being exposed to a wide range of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, and sculpture children will gain confidence, skills and vocabulary across a wide range of areas and techniques of art.
We aim to develop formal elements of art: colour, form, line, pattern shape, texture and tone. At each stage of learning, subject knowledge, key vocabulary and key skills and techniques are built upon from pervious learning, providing children with a comprehensive and progressive curriculum. By giving children these opportunities and experiences at the end of their time at St Columba Church of England Primary School we aim for the children to know how Art and Design reflects our history and how it contributes to culture, creativity and wealth of our nation as well as being able to confidently express themselves in a practical and inspiring way.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
•Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
•Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
•Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
•Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
Year Group Unit Overviews