At Hunnyhill Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Our Art and Design curriculum provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.
A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Art contributes to children’s a sense of belonging and ownership by providing opportunities for children to showcase work to others. It should create a positive and inclusive experience where children are not afraid to make mistakes. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically about their own work, and the work of other artists to develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Art planning should incorporate progression of skills and stimulate personal progression. It should be used as a platform for personal expression and the development of individuality. Authentic opportunities should be incorporated, offering real world challenges and examples, such as artist visits. Children should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture.
Art has been clearly mapped across the school to ensure adequate curriculum coverage. This mapping includes a progression in skills within each art medium. Progression also includes how children should be responding to artists in each year group.
Focus is given to the study of an artist/art movement within each unit of lessons. The analysis of these is encouraged through KS1 and KS2 ‘responding to artists’ guidance, focussing on progression of analysis of art across year groups.
Topics are planned as a unit of lessons using a planning format. Prior learning from the previous year group, explicit art skills within each medium and the study of an artist relating to the unit are carefully considered.
Art Progression Map