Whitefriars Curriculum


The pupils will produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. They will learn to generate original
ideas in a variety of ways and to use different media and processes. They will learn to investigate, analyse, experiment and work
expressively to explore and record their observations, imaginations, feelings and personal responses when engaged in creating
their outcomes.

The pupils will become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. They will learn to make
their own work by using materials and techniques purposefully. The pupils will respond and act with purpose to develop skills,
selecting and controlling suitable tools and systems with increasing proficiency to achieve intended outcome. They will have
opportunities to work in a range of scales in two and three dimensions and in virtual and time-based media. The pupils will have the
opportunities to work in variety of processes and media which includes drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, creative
craft, collage, digital and design and graphic design.

The pupils will evaluate and analyse their creative work by using the language of art, craft and design. They will base these by
reviewing, thinking and discussing their own work of others, developing a critical and technical vocabulary relevant to art, craft and
design. The pupils will develop reading and writing skills alongside speaking and listening skills as they research, communicate,
analyse, critically evaluate and review their own work and the work of significant artists.

The pupils will develop an interest in great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural
development of their art forms. These will acquire an understanding of the world of art. The pupil will develop their research and
explore relevant and specific artists to inform their creative thinking and the development of their own creative practice. The pupils
will get the opportunity to explore the works of artists that include diverse genres, periods and cultures by exploring a range of
different intentions. The pupils will learn to work safely using tools, equipment, materials and techniques appropriate to the task
and with the care of themselves and others.