Art and Design is a medium that is accessible to all: children can engage with, be inspired by and be motivated to create works of art. Our Art curriculum has been developed to:
As children progress through school, our Art and Design curriculum is taught in all year groups through one strand per term: sculpture, drawing and painting. They are taught to use art specific language to discuss and explain their thinking whilst developing their subject knowledge. Throughout each block of learning children are taught how to use a sketchbook. Within this process they:
Children enjoy first hand-experiences – working with natural materials, exploring art with local artists and enjoying visits to local art galleries and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Children learn a range of skills, with each strand building on the techniques from previous lessons whilst also developing new skills. In the summer term each year, the children also study an artist so that throughout their primary curriculum they will explore and learn about the art work of a range of artists, developing their knowledge of key points in art history and across a range of cultures. As a celebration and end point to each year, children enjoy an art exhibition. This provides an opportunity for children to evaluate their work and to experience first-hand the joy of sharing their art with the school community.
Long Term Curriculum