Art and Design

Vision for Art at RPNS

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist”.

At Ringmer we want every child, no matter their background or experience, to nurture the artist within them and to recognise that with practice every child has the potential to be a great artist. We promise to provide rich experiences that will challenge and inspire children and equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. This will ensure that Art has the precedence it rightly deserves within the curriculum.

We believe that Art plays a fundamental role in each child's development. In Art there are no right or wrong answers. We want to see our children leave Ringmer, recognising the unique contribution they can make to Art and that being an Artist isn’t just about how well you can draw, but how it is a vehicle for self-expression, creativity and expertise that can take many forms! As children progress, they will be able to think critically and have a rigorous understanding of how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Children will study great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. We seek to provide a rich and engaging curriculum that inspires and challenges pupils and provides children with opportunities to explore and develop a range of techniques and processes through use of different materials and media; printing, painting, drawing, craft and design techniques and sculpture. Children will produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences while learning how to critique their own work using specific vocabulary.

We promise to provide the best quality resources and equipment we can to support our Art provision, recognising the vital role this plays in providing children with the tools to harness their skills. Incorporating the National curriculum, our curriculum promotes the development of progressive skills providing a focus and clear trajectory for each lesson, and where possible this will be linked to the curriculum theme of the term.

‘Creativity takes courage.’ – Henri Matisse

‘A true artist is not one who is inspired but inspires others.’ – Salvador Dali

Curriculum Overview

Art and Design Curriculum Overview.pdf