At Perranporth School, we value Art and Design as an important part of our children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Our Art and Design curriculum provides children with the opportunities to develop and extend their creative skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. Children at Perranporth are taught a high-quality art and design curriculum which engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They will also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to explore and expand their creativity.
In line with the National Curriculum for Art and Design, at Perranporth School, our aims are to ensure that all pupils:
The teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at Perranporth School is based on the National Curriculum and supported by the Cornerstones plans, ensuring a well structured and progressive approach to this creative subject.
The children are taught Art as part of their topic learning. Some of the many areas covered include natural transient art inspired by the works of Andy Goldsworthy, Pop Art inspired by Warhol and Ancient Egyptian symbolism, Brazilian carnival art, futuristic art from the work of Peter Thorpe and landscapes of Cornwall inspired by Kurt Jackson. More detail can be found in our Art and Design Schemes of Work.
The work of famous local, national and international artists are explored to enhance the children’s learning.
The children’s learning is further enhanced with a whole school arts week in the summer term where the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Pupils explore and use a variety of media and materials through a combination of child initiated and adult directed activities. They have opportunities to learn to:
Key stage 1
Pupils are taught:
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 are taught:
School displays reflect the children’s sense of pride in their artwork and this is also demonstrated by creative outcomes across the wider curriculum. The school environment also celebrates children’s achievements in art and demonstrates the subject’s high status in the school, with artistic outcomes enhancing the school environment.
The Art curriculum at Perranporth contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
Learning walks and reflective staff feedback (teacher voice).