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Art Curriculum Scheme of Work: United Learning

Art Subject Leader: Mr Mather

Art Senior Leadership Team Link: Mrs Jones


An introduction to Art at Avonwood

Subject Intent

In Art, we offer a structure and sequence of lessons to help teachers ensure they have covered the skills required to meet the aims of the national curriculum. The intent is to ensure all pupils produce creative, imaginative work. Children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills including collage, printing, weaving and patterns. Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers and enrich children’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion within art.. Children will also develop their interest and curiosity about art and design through a series of lessons offering skills progression, knowledge progression and offering children the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills through enriching their personal, social and emotional development. 


Each year group are provided with an overview which is broken down into termly coverage of the skills, knowledge and understanding be applied. Additional resources are referred to in order to give the teacher and adults leading art confidence in progression of skills and knowledge and that outcomes have been met and to be inclusive of a diverse range of artists to enrich understanding.  Each key stage focuses on different themes to ensure continued interest in the subject as well as acquiring new knowledge. The lesson implementation aims to develop the children’s techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation, and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Children should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, diversity, creativity, and wealth of our nation and diverse wider world. 


Art and design learning is loved by teachers and pupils across school. Teachers have high expectations and more quality evidence can be presented in a variety of ways. All children use technical vocabulary accurately and pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the knowledge, skills and processes specified. Children improve their enquiry skills and inquisitiveness about the world around them, and their impact through art and design on the world. Children will become more confident in learning how to analyse their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art. Children show competences in improving their resilience and perseverance by continually evaluating and improving their work. All children in school can speak confidently about their art and design work and their acquired skills which underpin this work. 

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