Our Art and Design curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum. The progression document outlines the progression in skills, use of different media, and knowledge about art and
design set out for each year group. Pupils will explore their creative imagination, inspired by the work of recognised artists and architects. They will focus on developing the skills that enables artists to succeed, whilst also being given opportunity to explore different ways of working. They will develop core knowledge centered on the language associated with tools, media, techniques and evaluation.
Art and Design is usually included within our thematic units, with artists and pieces of art and design selected that are either contemporary to the focus of the unit, or create a mood an
atmosphere that supports engagement with the learning. Teachers plan from the selected topics on Kapow that ensure the balance of media, artists and skills across the curriculum and through the different year groups. Where teachers wish to vary things, they consult leaders to ensure that the breadth and balance is maintained. Teachers provide support to develop skills, through practical demonstration and/or video tutorials.
Current development of assessment is being reviewed. Assessment is currently through peer dialogue and verbal feedback from the teacher, which could be individual or whole class feedback.
Local Community Links
Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Arts Council England
Milton Keynes Mayor's Christmas card competition 2022
This year, all children were given the opportunity to design a Christmas card for the MK Mayor's Christmas card competition. The winner was selected as Julia Pisarek in Year 2 and her design was sent off to MK Council. However, Julia wasn't the overall winner of the competition but well done for being the only entrant from GLPS.
Supporting From Home
Here are some links if you would like to support your child with developing their art and design skills at home:
The Big Draw - The world's largest drawing festival
Art and Design KS1/KS2: Schools Art and Design - BBC Teach
Here is a link to a website where you can create your own graphic designs using a free online program:
Young Artists of the Year 2021
We were given the amazing opportunity to enter the Young Artist of the Year award which was run by Westbury Art Centre. The children created artwork around the theme of identity. They were able to use any genre of art that they liked such as painting, collaging or sketching. We had a huge amount of interest in this competition and were lucky enough to have sixteen children who made it into the final stage. The finalist's art was displayed along the staircase leading to KS2.
Art & Design in our school...