Art & Design Intent:
At Carlton Primary Academy we have a passionate vision for the Art and Design curriculum, which has links to the academies mission statement. The aims of the national curriculum are embedded throughout each key stage leading to a curriculum which is highly ambitious and designed to meet the needs of all pupils. Art and Design is underpinned by precise, current, robust research, which is embedded throughout the curriculum. It is designed in response to the needs of all children; enabling all pupils to access content and make progress. The curriculum is demanding and highly engaging for all pupils, matching activities to the curriculum content precisely and setting high expectations, promoting our core value of excellence. Curriculum resources and teaching material are of high quality, ambitious, inspiring and supports pupils’ acquisition of knowledge and skills precisely, encouraging pupils to take pride in the pieces they produce. The curriculum goes beyond the expected so that pupils have access to a wide, rich set of experiences and activities, coherently planned in order to nurture, develop and stretch their talents and interests. The Art and Design curriculum is precisely sequenced bridging the gap between the EYFS and Ks1 curriculum, so that skills and knowledge are incrementally progressed across year groups, enabling progress to be evidenced across school. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children develop as they move through school. The curriculum ensures that pupil’s progress successfully to their next stages of education and beyond, understanding what learning will be key to their success in becoming valued members of their community. The curriculum is coherently designed for pupils to experience a well-sequenced, clear path to learning, connecting new knowledge to existing knowledge. Vocabulary is embedded throughout the Art and Design curriculum from EYFS upwards. Children gain knowledge, understanding and respect for differences in culture, religion, ethnicity and society through research and teaching of artists.