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Art & Design


Subject on a page: Art 

Sketch books demonstrate a depth of understanding and a record of learning that children use to recall previous learning.  

Art is clearly taught in the curriculum from EYFS to Y6.  

The curriculum is planned to ensure increasingly demanding curriculum goals for all pupils .  

There is a focus on language development, vocabulary acquisition and application. 

The art and design projects are well sequenced to provide a coherent subject scheme that develops children’s skills and knowledge of visual elements, art forms, artists and art movements.  

Projects are placed alongside other subject projects where there are opportunities for making meaningful connections. For example, Beautiful Botanicals has been placed in the same teaching sequence as the science project Plant Nutrition and Reproduction.  

Where possible, projects with similar materials are spaced out to have as little strain on resources as possible. For example, in Key Stage 1, clay work is taught in different terms. 

Seasons are also a consideration for the placement of art and design projects. For example, if children are required to work outdoors, these projects have been placed in either the latter part of the spring or summer term. 

Throughout the art and design scheme, there is complete coverage of all national curriculum programmes of study.