The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils: 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: Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
How Art is Taught at Tithe Barn
The subject is taught across the school using a cross-curricular approach with some topics, highlighted on the grids, clearly having a major Art/DT focus. We run a yearly cycle in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and a two year cycle in years 5 and 6.
We have developed an ethos in art where assessment becomes a positive, healthy experience where pupils take creative decisions comfortably and learn from their mistakes. We do this by using subject specific vocabulary, (modelled by the teacher) to celebrate and improve on art produced. Children enjoy observing and noticing their own and their peers' work and improving their creative process.