Art & Design
Our Subject Vision;
At Lytchett Matravers we aspire for Art to support the development of our children’s creativity and individuality whilst challenging and inspiring them further. We believe that the teaching of Art provides a key role in creating a balanced and purposeful curriculum at Lytchett Matravers that is inclusive for every child. We embrace the opportunity to teach Art in a cross-curricular way that enables pupils to gain a deeper level of understanding and knowledge within their class topics creating a rich learning environment for all. Art provides every pupil with the opportunity to create work that is different to that of others whilst still developing the same skills, allowing us to share and celebrate as a community the development of independence and originality.
Art lessons will cover the 7 key elements forming the basis of our Art provision at Lytchett Matravers. We will focus on colour, pattern, tone, shape, line, form and texture and how these progress from the EYFS through to Year 6. We aim for pupils to become proficient in their use of key skills, such as drawing and painting, starting from being able to explore tools and materials in their Early Years and then building on this in a progressive, meaningful way. Pupils will develop the ability to evaluate and analyse the work of others using the language of Art, offering them opportunities to see how all Artistic work has a voice and is individual to that of others. As pupils progress through school and topics they will explore a range of great artists, craft makers and designers looking at the historical and cultural contexts of their art forms.
We also value the impact that our Art provision has on the development of those key life skills that are at the heart of our community and we believe will make life-long learners. Art will support creative thinking within our pupils helping them to take their ideas further by turning them into something that offers more personal forms of communication. As pupils practise, build on and refine key skills when producing creative work this will support their ability to persevere and gain confidence in expressing their feelings, imagination and thoughts in meaningful forms.
Pupils in EYFS are taught;
- To safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
- To represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through art.
Pupils in Key Stage 1 are taught;
- To use drawing to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.
- To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in pattern, line, shape, form and space.
- To use sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
- To use painting to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
- To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in colour.
Pupils in Key Stage 2 are taught;
- To create sketchbooks to record observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
- To improve mastery of art and design techniques. Including drawing with a range of materials.
- To improve their mastery of art and design techniques including sculpture.
- To improve their mastery of art and design techniques including painting.
You can download our Curriculum Map by clicking on the document below. This document clearly outlines the knowledge and skills for Art & Design in every year group, for each area.
You can download our Knowledge Organisers which provide an insight into the curriculum being delivered each term.
Our Art Gallery - a taster of some of the amazing Art work taking place at Lytchett Matravers
Year 1 - Colour and Mondrian
Year 2 - Inspired by W. Kandinsky
Year 3 - Printing - Pop Art and Andy Warhol inspired
Year 4 - Drawing techniques
Year 5 - Inspired by Peter Thorpe
Year 5 - Anglo Saxon Clay Brooches
Year 6 - Tudor Portraits