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We value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides children with the opportunity to develop and extend skills and knowledge, and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas. Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. 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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. We want our children to use the local area as inspiration, to learn from other cultures and to respect diversity. We have carefully selected a wide range of artists, craft makers and designers for children to study. Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential. Implementation The skills and knowledge that the children will learn throughout each art topic are mapped across each year group, beginning in Early Years, and are progressive throughout the school.

DPA example documents and pictures are included below - SHPA versions to follow:

Year 6 Developing Stencilling skills February 2022

Year 4 Developing line skills, inspired by Christa Rijneveld

Year 3 Further Developing printing skills with lino printing

Year 2 Still life sketching skills (Feb 22)

Year 1 - Collagraph printing

Be Kind, Be Brilliant