To ensure that art and design has a secure place in the curriculum for each child. That all children are given the opportunity to explore ideas, learn techniques and skills and gain an appreciation of how art and design have shaped, and continue to shape, and tell us about our world.
We provide the opportunity for spaced repetition and over learning as children revisit art elements. Ensuring that this happens through a well-structured, exciting and developmental curriculum where teachers know and understand what learning has gone before.
Long-term plan – National Curriculum for art and design.
Medium term plan – At Underwood West Academy we offer the children the opportunity to develop their artistic ability, talent and creativity through a wide range of experiences. Children experience a wide span of artistic activities linked to their topic involving a wide variety of media, including drawing, paint, print, clay, collage and 3D sculpture . Relevant skills are taught to further the growth and development of the child and the children are introduced to the work of artists both past and present. Art work feeds into our “Best Books” and the rich displays that celebrate our children’s work and make our school a stimulating and vibrant learning environment each and every day.