This page provides prospective parents and visitors with a glimpse into our Ivybridge Curriculum.
Ivybridge parents are also given termly planners outlining the learning opportunities provided in each year group every term.
Detailed knowledge organisers are also available on request.
Art Curriculum at Ivybridge
Pupils will become ‘free thinking creators’ through well planned out creative opportunities. Pupils will be equipped with key knowledge and skills through a rich and meaningful curriculum and will have confidence to make their own decisions, take risks and have the freedom to explore their creative potential. Pupils will become ‘young artists’ by being immersed in the artistic process from initial research and skills based learning to creating the work and evaluating their success. Pupils will experience art and creativity up close in their locality and in the wider community. The variety of artists and art movements studied will provide pupils with the essential knowledge of art history and culture, preparing them for wherever their educational journey takes them. It is intended that when children leave Ivybridge Primary, they will be eager to share and develop their skills, discuss their knowledge and be confident to continue exploring their creativity further.
The National Curriculum for art and design aims to 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.
Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught:
- to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
- to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
- about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work
Key stage 2
Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
Pupils should be taught:
- to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
- to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
- about great artists, architects and designers in history