Pupils at Deepcar St John’s C of E Junior School have the opportunity to participate in high-quality art lessons throughout the year. Art is taught as a distinct subject with links being made to other areas of the curriculum when it enriches and extends children’s learning.
The specific skills of painting, drawing and sculpture are covered every year while collage, printing, textiles and digital media are taught at least once during a child’s time at Deepcar St John’s. Progression of these skills is based on the Chris Quigley Essentials with Lower KS2 working on Milestone 2 and Upper KS2 working on Milestone 3.
As children transition through year groups, they develop skills and demonstrate how to create their own style and voice, showing appreciation for the artwork they and others create.
Children's work is assessed against Chilli Challenges; Chilli 2 being what the children should be able to do using the technique taught. These ongoing formative assessments provide evidence for a summative assessment at the end of the Autumn, Spring and Summer term.
We also measure impact through pupil voice and work scrutinies. Art and Design books are passed up through school allowing us to see how the quality of work improves year on year. Children’s work is celebrated on displays around school and photographs are uploaded onto the school website and social media accounts.
Essential Learning Objectives:
• To develop ideas
• To master techniques
• To take inspiration from the greats
The new National Art and Design Curriculum (in England) came into force in September 2014. To view a full copy of the current Primary School National Curriculum Art and Designs programmes of study, please click here
Our curriculum overview for Art, which outlines the learning for each year group, is at the bottom of this page along with the Art Policy.
A full breakdown of what each year group is learning in each subject throughout the year, can be found on the Curriculum Overview page of our website.