Art and Design at St. Mary's
"Creativity is contagious, pass it on."
At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we use Kapow's Primary Art and Design scheme of work which aims to inspire pupils and develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own works of art. Kapow's scheme is designed to give pupils every opportunity to develop their ability, nurture their interests, express their ideas and thoughts about the world as well as learning about art and artists across cultures and through history.
Art and Design is a huge focus at St Mary's and children are able to express themselves in a creative way. Children follow the Kapow art scheme hich has four strands that run through out:
Units of lessons are sequential, allowing children to build their skills and knowledge, applying them to a range of outcomes. Lessons are always practical in nature and encourage experimental and exploratory learning with pupils using sketchbooks to document their ideas
We want our children at St. Mary's to leave with a love of art. Kapow's curriculum is designed in such a way that children are involved in the evaluation, dialogue and decision making about the quality of their outcomes and improvements they need to make. The expected impact of following the Kapow is that children will:
How is Art and Design taught at St Mary's?
Following Kapow's Art and Design scheme, each class follows lessons that are sequential, allowing children to build their skills and knowledge, applying them to a range of outcomes! Art is celebrated in every class at St Mary's, encouraging children's thirst for new experiences and developing skills of enquiry! Each child from Year 1, all the way up to Year 6 has their own sketchbook meaning that all children are involved in the evaluation, dialogue and decision making about their outcomes and the improvements they need to make. Children are involved in regular discussions and decision making processes, children will not only talk facts and key information about art, but they will be able to talk confidently about their own learning journey, have high metacognitive skills and have a growing understanding of how to improve.
We have mixed classes at St Mary's and our planning follows the Kapow combined long term plan for Art and DT. Classes will follow the year group decided by the subject leader and will alternate each year so the children receive the full curriculum.
Year 1 will follow Year 1 planning.
Year 2/3 will follow Year 2 planning.
Year 3/4 will follow Year 3 planning.
Year 4/5 will follow Year 5 planning.
Year 6 will follow Year 6 planning.