Our aim is for Dean Bank children to explore and utilise a wider range of skills within Art and Design whilst at our school. By introducing six key areas of learning within our curriculum, we will introduce basic skills from the beginning and build on those skills each Year.
The idea behind this is so that our children feel they are building on prior knowledge and can identify their learning from previous years. From developing these skills through out each year group, our children will be able to focus on being more creative, using their own ideas and implementing skills and techniques. Our aim is to allow our children to develop a sense of independence, be more creative and to be more confident in their approach to Art and Design.
Art and Design planning was evaluated, and the verbal feedback given by staff members showed that our children’s Art and Design skills were underdeveloped due to our local area. The need to improve this highlighted the need to introduce an Art and Design curriculum to provide more opportunities and time to develop those skills.