Art and Design

Developing beliefs and aspirations within a strong community.

Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” 

Matthew 19:14

Believe, Belong, Achieve

How does Art inspire pupils and develop their aspirations? How does Art develop their individual beliefs and ideas? How does Art develop the pupils individually and as part of a community? How does Art enable the pupils to learn, understand and apply their knowledge?

Intent, Implementation and Impact

At Tolleshunt D’Arcy Primary Academy, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to revise, develop and extend skills to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas. Achievements and individuality is celebrated and encouraged to develop their individual beliefs and sense of belonging. 

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. The art and design education is  based on the National Curriculum expectations. It engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to learn about artists, experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They also learn about how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. Art is assessed through verbal constructive feedback and next steps, with further opportunities to create the art piece, to improve their pieces and ensure that the skills are being developed.

Autumn Spring Summer 
Year 1/2 (A)Drawing – portraitsPaintingSculpture
Year 1/2 (B)Painting – PortraitsDrawing – sketchingClay models
Year 3/4 (A)Self-portraits – proportionsSculpture Graphic design
Year 3/4 (B)PaintingClay models Drawing/sketching
Year 5/6 (A)SculptureStill life – sketching and shading Painting
Year 5/6 (B)Clay modelsPortraits – range e.g. charcoal Graphic design