At Al Furqan Primary, our art curriculum is designed to encourage expression, creativity, and an interest in art, while allowing children to be original and to develop their own unique style. Our aim is to introduce children to, and explore the roles and purposes of, artists and craftspeople from different time periods and cultures.
Children will think critically and express their feelings about works, artists, styles, and movements, and recognise art as a creative way to express their ideas and emotions. We equip children with the vocabulary and skills to actively plan, research, design, rework and reflect using sketchbooks with the aim of inspiring the next generation of artists, designers and architects.
We believe strongly that an engaging and ambitious art curriculum can help to raise cultural capital and help children to develop an appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts that will enriches their lives.
At Al Furqan, we follow the Expressive Art and Design programme from the Statutory Framework for EYFS and the National Curriculum art and design programme.
Each academic year, our children will complete a unit in drawing, painting and sculpture, building on their learning from previous years. From Year 1, all children are given a sketchbook which allows them to develop their creative thinking. Here, they will plan, experiment, annotate, communicate ideas and be reflective.
Children will become confident and proficient in artistic techniques and processes and develop an awareness of the visual and tactile elements including colour, pattern, texture, line and tone, shape, form and space.
Each unit includes a primary artist study and children are encouraged to articulate ideas and generate questions about their own work as well as the work of others.