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Art & Design

Introduction

Art is a powerful and very individual communication tool for our pupils. Through artistic media they can express their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Art combines the development of ideas and concepts with exploration and feeling, thus helping to develop the ‘whole’ child emotionally, aesthetically, spiritually, intellectually and socially. Individual responses and diversity are celebrated as there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to create a piece of work. Pupils in Rowan Park School can, therefore gain confidence and a feeling of self worth. Every child’s piece of work stands as a unique form of communication. For some pupils, sensory exploration and development will be the most important criteria.

Art supports and enhances many areas of the curriculum. It is essential that the development of the individual’s artistic pursuits be seen in the long term. The Art programmes of study are an important part of the development and education of our pupils helping to give them a desire to be artistically creative in their own lives.

 

Policy Aims Statement

Art and design offer opportunities to stimulate creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile, and sensory experiences and is a unique way to communicate with others and to understand and respond to the world. Pupils learn about the place and role of art, craft and design in life today as well as in different times and cultures.

 

In particular, art and design offers pupils with learning difficulties opportunities to

  • Experience, experiment with and use colour, form, shape, space, texture and pattern.

  • Explore different materials and processes

  • Respond to and communicate what they see, feel and think

  • Work individually and with others

  • Value and assess their own and other achievements

  • Planning, teaching and assessing the curriculum for pupils with learning difficulties- Art & design EQUALS, ASDAN, B-Squared, Quest for Learning and AQA Units.

 

 

Recording

Pupil progress in Art and design is recorded in line with the schools assessment, recording and reporting policy and is supported by photographic evidence and displays.

 

 

CURRICULUM ORGANISATION AT THE FOUNDATION STAGE

For the foundation stage refer to separate policy document (EYFS)

 

 

CURRICULUM ORGANISATION AT KEY STAGE 1 & 2

  • The art and design programme of study at key stage 1 is used to inform planning and programmes of study are modified to ensure all pupils, including pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties, are given relevant and appropriately challenging work.

  • Art and design is delivered as a discreet subject and is also used to support other curriculum areas, in particular, foundation subjects which are delivered through a rolling programme of themes/topics.

  • The class teacher is responsible for planning the art lessons s/he delivers and the art teacher provides advice and guidance.

  • Assessment is ongoing and related to planning. Pupils are assessed annually against B- Squared, Quest for Learning and a summative statement forms part of the annual review report to parents.

     

The focus of teaching art and design at KEY STAGE 1 is on giving pupils the opportunities to:

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

  • Experience the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

  • Assessment is ongoing and related to planning in relation to Topic work.

  • Pupils are assessed against the B-Squared Targets, Quest for learning and a summative statement.

 

The focus of teaching art and design at KEY STAGE 2 is on giving pupils the opportunities 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.

  • Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay].

  • Experience and learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

  • The art and design programme of study at key stage 2 is used to inform planning and programmes of study are modified to ensure all pupils, including pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties, are given relevant and appropriately challenging work.

  • Assessment is ongoing and related to planning in relation to Topic work.

  • Pupils are assessed against the B-Squared Targets, Quest for learning, ASDAN and a summative statement.

 

 

CURRICULUM ORGANISATION AT KEY STAGE 3, 4 & POST 16

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

 

The focus of teaching art and design at key stage 3 is on giving pupils the opportunities to:

  • Become more independent in using visual and tactile elements and materials and processes to communicate their own ideas, feelings and meanings.

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences

  • 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.

  • Pupils are assessed against the B-Squared Targets, Quest for learning, ASDAN Modules and a summative statement.

 

The focus of teaching art and design at key stage 4 and at post 16 is on giving pupils the opportunities to :

 

  • Become more independent in using visual and tactile elements and materials and processes to communicate their own ideas, feelings and meanings.

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences

  • 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 and craft makers

 

Throughout the key stages PMLD student’s art can also be assessed through the Quest for Learning programme

 

Monitoring

The art co-ordinator is responsible for monitoring standards and quality in art. This is done by evaluating pupils work and providing guidance and support where appropriate to colleagues.

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Assessment

Students work is assessed using B-Squared targets and students also have the opportunity to work towards AQA Art & Design Units and ASDAN accreditation linked to the Art & Design curriculum.

 

Students Gain accreditation internally and external competitions and awards including; Arts Mark Award Accreditation.

 

Projects

 

National Students Art Exhibition

Each year Rowan Park school students produce artwork for consideration for the National Students Art Exhibition. Each year students exhibited Artwork in the Mall Gallery, London!! We are so proud of the amazing artists at Rowan Park School. Well Done Everyone!

 

START Project in collaboration with Arts Council England

Rowan Park school took part in START project in collaboration with Arts Council England and the Atkinson Gallery, Southport.

 

Atkinson Exhibition

To celebrate all our hard work taking part in the START Project our Artwork was on display to the general public for a whole weekend! take a look at the photographs of all our wonderful work.

 

Safari Comes to Sefton

'Safari Comes to Sefton' was a fun and exciting project as part of our network of schools in the local area. 

 

 

Artist of the Month 'Mary Blair'

Artist of the Month 'Picasso'

Artist of the Month 'Vincent Van Gogh'

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