In our school, Art is embedded into all aspects of learning to encourage children to explore art in a variety of ways, from connecting meaning in artwork to noticing different artistic styles. Children start by learning key skills, which progress through the year groups. They also research different artists, refine their skills, form their own artistic opinions, create their own pieces and reflect upon their work. Children are able to communicate which artistic styles have influenced their work and what skills they have used.
All children work independently and collaboratively to develop artwork that expresses their thoughts, feelings and imagination. We encourage children to share ideas and to reflect on what worked well and what they can do to improve. The children take ownership of their sketchbook and develop confidence to explore, experiment and make their own decisions.