As the pupils progress through EYFS and KS1, our art and design curriculum aims to provide pupils with the opportunity to produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences and enabling them to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. Pupils will have the opportunity to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design. They will also know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
We have introduced the new Access Art curriculum which consists of pathways for Years 1 and 2, designed to inspire and enable high quality visual arts teaching and learning. This holistic curriculum nurtures creative thinking skills. It is knowledge-rich and pupils learn a wide range of skills, developing understanding and showing clear progression. This is used as a platform for our Art curriculum. In EYFS, the basic skills of painting, sculpture and drawing are developed through direct teaching and continuous provision.