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Art & Design

‘Every child is an artist’  

Dan Miquel Ruiz  


Our curriculum for Art and Design develops creativity, sets challenges, engages, inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.  


The curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to explore and investigate, create and evaluate artwork as set out in the National Curriculum and so will enable the children at Aston Clinton School to reach and exceed their potential.   


It will enable pupils to create art work with a real purpose when displaying and sharing the work they create and showcasing the skills and progress they have made.   


Pupils at Aston Clinton School will develop an appreciation of and love for producing art works in a variety of media from a range of cultural influences. 


Our curriculum for Art and Design provides a clear and comprehensive scheme of work that will show progression of skills across all key stages within the strands of Art.   


The children will be given an opportunity to present their sense of vision through observation, exploration and illustration.  Pupils are encouraged to use their imagination through a wide variety of media, and manipulative skills are developed as well as an awareness of colour, texture, design and dimension.   


Because the children will have access to key knowledge, language and meanings, they will be able to apply this to their work in Art and across the wider curriculum. There will, where applicable, be opportunities to develop the children’s learning experiences, which are often linked to a wider cross curricular project.   Teachers will plan for a final piece of artwork to be produced/displayed and shared at the end of each topic. 


Knowledge organisers have been developed which outline the key concepts and vocabulary that all children should aim to master. These are displayed in classrooms and glued in books, as well as being shared with parents. Subsequently, a cycle of lessons is created which carefully plan for progression and depth of knowledge over the course of a particular topic. Key facts are explained to the pupils during high quality lesson inputs and  reinforced through a combination of revisiting through teaching, exploring and demonstrating in independent work. 


The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at Aston Clinton School are equipped with knowledge, skills and understanding of how to appreciate the works of others and how to create their own, individual works.  


Teachers assess children’s knowledge, understanding and skills in Art by making observations of the children working during lessons.  Feedback is given by their peers or teachers.  Children are also encouraged to be critical of their work, highlighting their own next steps. They can happily and confidently talk about their learning. 

For more details about your child's learning, please use the following link to the year group learning pages.

Rainbow Curriculum Artwork

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Gallery of Art Learning