At Hadnall Primary, our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills in six areas: drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles and 3D. These are explored using a range of media and materials that embrace cultural capital. Children will be introduced to a range of works develop to knowledge and explore the styles of famous artists that inspire our own work. The skills they acquire are applied to their learning across the curriculum, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in depth. In Art, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and improvements. Children are encouraged to take risks and experiment and then reflect on why some ideas and techniques are successful or not for a particular project.
- A cycle of lessons for each of the six areas of art on a two year cycle linked to the class theme for that term.
- Teachers follow a clear progression of skills which ensures all pupils build on their prior knowledge and challenged in line with their year group expectations.
- Opportunities to reflect and develop through the use of sketchbooks, with chances for self and peer-assessment are planned into each unit of study in KS1 and KS2.
- Children in EYFS are given daily access to a range of creative opportunities and enjoy creative areas.
- Children have opportunities to visit museums and art galleries to enhance the cultural learning experience. Also take advantage of learning from visiting local artists.
- There is means to display and celebrate the pupils’ artwork around school and in areas of the community.
The impact of this curriculum design will lead to progress over time across Reception to Year 6 relative to a child’s individual starting point and their progression of skills. Children will therefore be expected to leave Hadnall Primary reaching at least age-related expectations for Art. Our curriculum encourages children to think imaginatively, leading pupils to be enthusiastic Art learners. This is evidenced in a range of ways including sketchbooks, their final pieces and pupil voice. We aim to develop our future artists and their appreciation of the art culture around them.