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Maple Court Academy

Art, Design and Technology


Art Intent

Our Art Curriculum develops creativity, promotes independence, inspires and equips children with the knowledge and skills to create their own individualised works of Art, craft and design. We teach children to use a wide range of tools and techniques to create an individual piece of Artwork, that expresses what they think, feel, see and imagine. In Art we promote resilience through encouraging children to experiment and make mistakes; self-questioning is used to improve upon Artists own work and children use self-evaluation and peer evaluation to learn how to improve their work. A skills based approach to learning provides children with a deeper insight into Art and all techniques used so when a final outcome is produced, it ensures the focus is skills used rather than outcome produced.

At Maple Court Academy, we strive to provide children the skills needed for them to follow their own creative journey. Throughout this creative journey, children learn about individual artists, sculptors and craftspeople, from bothlocal,national andinternationalbackgrounds, to provide an insight into the processes and techniques they used. Each one of our terms has a different focus: term 1- drawing, term 2- painting and term 3-3D Art. Structuring terms in this manner allows each year band to build on previous skills and show progress through the years. Children are made aware of the final outcome and lessons leading to this will provide them with the skills needed to enhance their Final Piece. We link Art to our topics, to make it more relevant to the children and to deepen their understanding around the topic.

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