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Art & Design

At Dallow Primary School  we strive to improve the life chances for every child, therefore we recognise Art and Design as an invaluable tool to support and extend learning across other subjects. At Dallow, we enable the children to secure a deeper understanding of history through artistic representation of Egyptian tombs, Ancient Benin bronze-style plaques and Greek mythology through studies of Ancient Greek vases. 

Furthermore, we harness the power of Art and Design to develop children’s self-expression, to expand their cultural capital and to celebrate diversity. Children explore their own identity through creating self-portraits in a variety of styles, as well as the identity of their local community through the study of Islamic art. They study the history of art through a variety of important artistic movements including Monet’s Impressionism, Warhol’s Pop Art and Boccioni’s Futurism and are able to describe the differences and similarities between different practices and make links to their own work, using a wide and varied vocabulary. 

We believe high quality art lessons will provide opportunities to develop creativity, engage and inspire children and equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.  Children will be introduced to a range of works which will develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by various famous artists.  Consequently, they will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential.

Children develop their skills as they progress through the key stages.  In Early Years the focus is on giving children the opportunities to be imaginative, explore different materials and develop their ideas, which is a crucial part of the Early Years Curriculum. Children will have opportunities to explore with a range of media and materials through a combination of child initiated and adult led activities and they are encouraged to practise their handling, moving and control skills for example through painting or using clay. As the children progress through the school they develop and improve their skills and understanding, and love of art, using an increasingly wider variety of materials and techniques.

Please click here to follow the learning journey from YR - Y6 in Art

Please click here to see the progression grid from YR - Y6 in Art__