At Bridge Junior School we believe that high quality provision in ART & DESIGN should inspire all pupils towards: a high-quality art and design education, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.
Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge in Art & Design. As pupils’ progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Art is taught through our cross-curricular topics and follows the new 2014 National Curriculum. Teachers plan a sequential block of work linked to their current theme. Within this, children will examine the key elements of line, colour, texture, shape, form, space, tone and pattern. A wide range of mediums and materials are used, including collage, textiles, painting, drawing, printing, sculpture and ICT. Children are taught skills to enable them to use their imagination to express and communicate ideas, thoughts and feelings. Children will regularly examine the work of other artists; discussing and thinking critically about their work as well as using to inform their own work.
The national curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all pupils:
As a School, we look for opportunities to widen our experience, refresh our creativity and enable us to approach our teaching with passion.