Art and Design helps all pupils by stimulating creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences. Pupils are given a way to respond to the world and communicate with others. Pupils learn about the place and role of art, craft and design today as well as in different times and cultures.
Art and design provides 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, on their own or working with others.
- Value and assess their own and others’ achievements.
The focus of teaching Art and design at Key Stage 1 should be on giving pupils the opportunities to:
- Explore the visual, tactile and sensory qualities of materials and processes
- Use colour shape, space, pattern, texture and a range of materials and processes to represent ideas and feelings.
- Respond to art, craft and design in the environment
The focus of teaching Art and design at Key Stage 2 may be on giving pupils opportunities to:
- Use visual and tactile elements.
- Explore materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think.
- Improve their control of materials, tools and techniques.
- To look at art, craft and design from different times and cultures.
The focus of teaching art and design at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 may be on giving pupils opportunities to:
- Become more independent in using visual and tactile elements and materials and processes to communicate their own ideas, feelings and meanings.
- Extend their knowledge and experience of materials, processes and practices.
- Compare art, craft and design from different times and cultures, including contemporary work.