Art & Design
At Cottam Primary School, we value the importance of Art. We have designed a curriculum for art with the intent that our children will, from the early years, develop a sense of creativity, self-expression, excellence and high attainment.
The aim of our art curriculum is to ensure that children’s own experiences will result in them being able to use the visual elements of art confidently, in their own work. It is our intent to provide all children with the fundamental skills, techniques and knowledge needed to independently to create their own unique drawings, paintings, sculptures, and crafts. We equip them with the skills required to learn about the language of art and design. This enables them to describe what they see in detail and to provide evidence for their observations.
We give the children the time and space to explore new themes, new sensations, and ways to be creative without the need to be perfect. At Cottam, we believe that the process takes precedence over the product. We want our children to see the enjoyment and satisfaction in the process of producing art. It is through the children’s personalised experience of art at Cottam, that we enable the children to feel safe, secure, and happy, to produce their most creative work.
You can find the full INTENT, IMPLEMENTATION & IMPACT document below.
Open up the document below to look at our Art curriculum and progression map for KS 1 and 2.
Art Curriculum Map
Open up the PDF document to find out about how EYFS learn ART through their curriculum map.
EYFS ART Curriculum Map
Please find the Art policy below.
Art Policy at Cottam Primary School
Journey to space!
Reception children have looked at the artist Peter Thorpe to get inspiration for their space pictures. They used marker pens to explore drawing different space rockets then used chalk pastels to copy their designs. Finally, they enjoyed using different painting tools to add finishing touches to their work. They were encouraged to talk about what they liked about their work and share this within their groups.