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The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

Art themes are planned to link with topic themes (see class medium term plans for more detail). Children are taught to use sketch books to explore techniques and capture initial ideas. A Progression of Skills Grid is used to plan for the explicit teaching of skills and the opportunities for children to practise and apply these skills in a range of contexts and when working with different media.

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In May the school has an ARTS WEEK focus during the statutory assessment period to allow a focus on creativity during this busy time. The children visit the West Ox Arts gallery to see work by a range of artists.

Looking closely at work by a local artist                       Using sketch books to capture ideas