Art and Design
The non-statutory framework for EYFS requires seven areas for development, including the four specific areas, one of which is 'expressive arts and design'. Children in EYFS have the opportunity to explore this skill through 'creating with materials' and being 'imaginative and expressive'. EYFS children at Beaumont are able to develop their skills safely by using and exploring a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function; sharing their creations, explaining the process they have used, making use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories.
The aim for children at Beaumont are for them to be able to produce creative work, explore their ideas and record 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 children at Beaumont are 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 children at Beaumont continue to progress by continuing 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 are 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.