Weaving a journey for an artist at Brooklands Farm
At Brooklands Farm Primary School we weave our art and design learning journey throughout a broad and balanced curriculum. We follow the National Curriculum and have designed opportunities that engage, inspire and challenge children, providing them with the knowledge and skills to enjoy, experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We are passionate that this inspires personal expression, cultural understanding, creative and practical responses, promoting creative and critical thinking. Children have the opportunity to investigate and evaluate a wide range of creative outcomes from the past and present to develop rigorous understanding of the many disciplines within art, craft and design and how they shape our history and future. We believe that this will support our children, to contribute as confident citizens and future professionals to the culture, creativity, economic success, of our society both nationally and globally.
From September 2020 we are embracing our ‘Recovery Art Curriculum’ to support children’s well being through the Arts. Our aim is to help pupils to form an art and design schema within their long term memories. Our Art and Design curriculum is based on three threshold concepts:
Develop ideas – understanding how ideas develop through an artistic process
Master techniques – developing procedural knowledge so that ideas may be communicated
Take inspiration from the greats – learning from both the artistic process and techniques of great artists and artisans throughout history
Our Art and Design curriculum is linked to the Artsmark Quality Principles and our school ethos of Open, Grow and Believe to weave our learning journey.