Grestone Academy







Curriculum Intent

At Grestone academy our aim is to fulfil the requirements of the national curriculum for art and design. Our aim is that all children should produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design and know about great artists, craft makers and designers; while understanding the historical and cultural development of their art forms. Teachers will encourage and develop a confidence within the children so that they are eager to participate and produce their best work. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.

Curriculum Implementation

 Art and design is taught each half term focusing on the requirements of the national curriculum. Teachers use the curriculum overview when planning their lessons. They ensure that the requirement of the national curriculum is developed in each area of art and design. The children are given a wide range of art medium to explore and use. They are taught skills relating to drawing, painting, sculpting and using material which allows 3D work. The children are taught how to appraise their work and the work of others. Great artist along with more recent artists are studied so that the children understand the place of art and design in modern life and how this reflects our culture and history.

The work of famous local, national and international artists are explored to enhance the children's learning.



At Grestone academy we focus on progression of skills with each area of art and design. Adding detail and a wider understanding of artists and their style of work. We develop the teaching with art medium to ensure the children have experience and the opportunity to success with a varied choice of art and design medium. Ongoing assessments take place throughout the year. Teachers use this information to inform future lessons; ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately. This data is analysed on a termly basis to inform and address any trends or gaps in attainment. Children’s work is collected in their art and design journals which are used throughout their time at Grestone Academy.