At Mawgan-in Pydar Primary School, Art, Design, Music and Drama are interwoven through our Cornerstones Curriculum and form an intrinsic part of every KRP.
At Mawgan-in-Pydar we aspire to stimulate creativity, inspiration and originality. We believe that art gives our pupils the required skills and knowledge necessary for them to understand a range of concepts. We will enable them to communicate their experiences through art, whilst working with a variety of different mediums, light and materials.
Art gives children a myriad of skills through which they can express and communicate feelings that might not otherwise be articulated. We consciously enrich our curriculum with real art experiences and ensure that they are given the skills to express mood, feelings, sense of self and self-worth.
We recognise that art is often a vehicle through which our most vulnerable children express themselves; art can give all children a greater sense of their own ability to create something of imagination – something that cannot be marked right or wrong but something that just is and is celebrated for being just that.
During their time at Mawgan-in-Pydar our children will develop an awareness of the visual elements, colour, media and artistic perception. They will learn to appreciate that the world may be viewed differently and that everyone’s work is unique and worthy. Through this art and experience-rich approach to learning our children come to believe in their own ability to create work of beauty. Art, quite simply, can enable all children to create, to grow and flourish through imagination.
Art and Design
Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. They learn to make informed judgements, develop an aesthetic awareness and make and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures.
The National Curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences in a sketchbook (KS2)
- 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.