Art & Design intent
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques, evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
At Bridgewater, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with opportunities to develop and extend skills and express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
Art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
Pupils should develop an awareness of how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.