Welcome to Art at Longcause Community Special School.
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Art Curriculum Intent Statement
Art provides our students with opportunities to develop and extend skills and is an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas. Our students, whom the majority have a diagnosis of Autism and Cognitive Delay, often pupils have complex needs and our lagging in many areas of development. This means that many find some basic skills in line with their age related expectations challenging. We therefore believe that it is integral to cover a wide range of basic skills to enhance our students ability in art and across the curriculum, including using basic tools. For this reason, basic skills will be taught alongside the art focus, for example basic skills and 3D Sculpture in one term. This can be seen in our Art Coverage Map 2022-23 Curriculum Pathways .docx - Google Docs. We will aim to inspire our pupils by looking at the work of a range of interesting and engaging artists from different cultures and periods of time.
What will our pupils experience throughout their art curriculum at Longcause?
Pupils will experience:
Why do we want this?
Enabling the pupils to experience a breadth of art ranges gives them the opportunity to develop new skills, as well as discover if they have a particular love for an art medium.
Through the areas of art that we offer we are supporting students to:
Our goal is for pupils to enjoy art whilst at Longcause, developing an interest in the range of styles we offer, and any they choose to explore. We hope that they choose to enjoy art for pleasure and therefore have an interest outside of school and for their future.