Purpose Of Study
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


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. 

Here is our Teaching of the Art Process

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.