We teach a skills-based art curriculum, which allows children to express their creative imagination as well as providing them with opportunities to practice and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing and 3D art. This is supported through the studying of key artists and the development of a knowledge of their work.
Lessons are taught in blocks on a half termly/termly basis and involve studying existing pieces of art, sketching aspects of these, with a particular focus on the necessary skills, before completing a final piece. The children will then be given constructive feedback and next steps, with further opportunities to create the art piece, to improve their work and ensure that the skills are being developed.
The evidence of their work is collected within the art sketch book which follows the children through the school. Photographs of larger, group or 3D pieces are also kept within this book.
The pupil’s knowledge of art history and visual elements of art can be recorded through half-termly quizzes whilst the development of their physical skills will be evaluated against skills progression as well as the National Curriculum in drawing, painting, 3D art and other art, craft and design techniques.