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Art

At Daubeney, the children are given the opportunity to have a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum. Art is taught through our cross-curricular lessons with a special focus during Art weeks throughout the year. We will inspire, engage and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to invent and create their own works of art. Our children at Daubeney will have the opportunity to think critically and use their creative skills to develop a rigorous understanding of all types of art and creativity.

Our art weeks, that take place throughout the year, have a clear focus on a variety of skills. In order to develop pupils’ critical eye and appreciation of art, pupils discover and learn about great artists in history and use them as inspiration for their own learning. Pupils are given the opportunity to produce creative work, explore their ideas and record their experiences.

Key Stage 1

Pupils are taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. Key stage 2 Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Pupils should be taught:
  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

Key Stage 2

Pupils are taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

At Daubeney, children will be inspired to view art as an enjoyable subject, regardless of ability. Art is about what you take from it and how it makes you feel, we all have to potential to be great artists and as Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”