ART AND DESIGN
ART AND DESIGN INTENT STATEMENT
Our aim at Borrow Wood is to inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We want children to perceive themselves as artists as well as appreciate and evaluate the work of a wide range of artists and crafts people. In school, children have frequent and repeated opportunities to observe the modelling discrete skills and techniques and experiment and explore in sketchbooks and on other surfaces. The documentation of work in sketchbooks enables the children to see where they started on their creative journey and the progression they have made, and continue to make, as they move through year groups. We use the ‘National Curriculum Art and Design Guidelines’ and the Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage as the basis for our learning whilst incorporating our knowledge of the children we teach.