Art and Design are seen as an essential part of a child’s development.  We provide a wide range of creative experiences which give our children the opportunity to expressing their individuality, ideas and understanding within our broad and balanced curriculum. We strive to use our high-quality curriculum to inspire, engage and challenge children whilst allowing them to experiment and invent their own works of art, craft and design.  We want our children to become critical thinkers and develop a rigorous understanding of art and design.  Our aim is for children to master a wide range of techniques when using different materials.  As they progress, we will provide children with the opportunity to critically evaluate and analyse artwork, form opinions and encourage them to use artistic language in discussions.

Teaching Sequence
In EYFS, Art is delivered through daily continuous provision and adult led activities. In KS1 and 2, Art and DT are taught alternatively every half term.  The lessons comprise a variety of teaching materials and art forms and provide children with the opportunity to rehearse, develop; and curate a skill.  Interactive knowledge organisers support children in knowing and remembering more.  The teaching sequence include: revisiting and addressing areas for further development, new vocabulary, teaching of new knowledge, independent tasks and making links in learning.

Our lessons are planned using the National Curriculum.  We have personalised the curriculum to the needs our our small school and ensure that the two year cycle builds on knowledge and skills.Trips and experiences are carefully planned to enhance the curriculum and reinforce learning of new knowledge and the application of skills.

Pupils’ learning is assessed through end of topic quizzes and the use of Learning Ladders.  In EYFS, children’s learning is recorded via adult observations and recorded on Tapestry.

To ensure high quality delivery of the Art and Design curriculum, the subject lead conducts termly book looks and learning walks, pupil voice and planning scrutiny.  CPD is planned to address any misconceptions or areas of development identified by monitoring.