Dundee Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4BS
At Etruscan Primary School, we strive to create an Art curriculum that engages and inspires children to learn new skills, express their individual creativity and to produce their own works of art. Our Art curriculum aims to equip children with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices, think and speak critically about their own artwork and that of others, to develop and express their ideas and creativity, to work with increased independence and to learn about the work of artists from different times and cultures. Creativity is encouraged from the very beginning of our children’s school experience.
We give all pupils the opportunities to be imaginative, explore different materials and develop their ideas. In EYFS, children are immersed in art, learning different techniques and skills through our Expressive Art and Design curriculum. All pupils are encouraged to practise their handling, moving and control skills for example, by painting or using clay. Materials are freely accessible for children to develop and explore their ideas and to be imaginative. These skills are built on from Year 1 to 6, where children are provided with opportunities to learn about, experience and experiment with a variety of media and techniques and learn about influential artists and craft makers from around the world, both past and present.
Characteristics of an artist
Applying Art within other subjects
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development
The teaching of Art and design offers opportunities to support the social development of our children through the way we expect them to work with each other in lessons. Their work helps children to develop a respect for the abilities of other children and encourages children to collaborate and cooperate across a range of activities and experiences. The children learn to respect and work with each other and with adults, developing a better understanding of themselves. Children can develop an understanding of different times and cultures, through their work on famous artists and designers.
Teachers set high expectations for every pupil. They plan challenging work to enable all pupils to make good progress regardless of their academic ability or background. We expect all children to make good progress albeit from different starting points.