As from the 1st September 2014 the new National Curriculum for England came into force.
This new curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects at all key stages. As a school we teach these programmes of study using a thematic curriculum where it is relevant and appropriate. A high-quality 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.
For more information on what your child will be learning in school go to your child’s year group or class page. Please remember we regularly send out a Learning Leaflet so that you know what your child will be learning and how you can support them at home.
If you would like further information on the New National Curriculum please follow the link below:-
The Arts are usually taught at Matchborough First School Academy as subjects on their own in the context of Art and Design, Music, Dance and Drama. These lessons are also linked to other subjects in our creative curriculum which allows for the children to partake on a learning journey inline with their topic. We teach the Arts from Foundation Stage through to Year 4.
During the various key stages, pupils will be taught knowledge, skills and understanding relevant to their age group through a variety of different ways. The curriculum taught at Matchborough First School Academy will 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.
The Lead Learner for Art and Design is: Mr Whilton
For more information, please read our Arts policy (below).