Our art curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge children. Our art curriculum is primarily taught through themes as we want children to understand the important role that art plays in the world. Children will develop artistic skills as well as looking at aspects such as evaluating and appreciating work.
At Key Stage 1 children 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.
At Key Stage 2 children 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.