Our art and design education curriculum aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent, create and evaluate their own works of art, craft and design. Pupils will have the opportunity to develop their artistic skills to express their ideas and thoughts about the world, as well as learning about the art and artists across cultures and through history.
At Gilbertstone, we deliver our Art and Design curriculum through a scheme of work from Kapow. The Kapow Art scheme of work is designed with five strands that run throughout. These are:
Units of lessons are sequential, it allows pupils to build their skills and knowledge, applying them to a range of outcomes. The formal elements, a key part of the National Curriculum, are woven throughout the units and key skills are revisited again and again with increasing complexity in a spiral curriculum model. This allows pupils to revise and build on their previous learning. Units in each year group are organised in four key areas: