Art and Design is such a massive part of children’s learning. In foundation stage art enables children to express themselves in ways they haven’t developed yet such as writing. Art enables children to develop their fine motor skills (linking to PD – 40-60+) EYFS Development Matters Document as well as using their creative side to develop their own perceptions of themselves and others. (linking to EAD – ELG).
Art is still a big part of KS1 and needs to be as art and design enables children who struggle in other academic areas to express themselves, and there is no right or wrong answer. Each child is able to develop their work through progression in different artistic areas: –
– Digital Technologies
The National Curriculum 2014 has stated that children in KS1 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
During this art lecture we worked in small groups to design a piece of work together using a range of either warm or cold colours and using different piece of equipment to make the patterns.