The Ravenstone Art Curriculum Intent
At Ravenstone we have a high-quality Art curriculum which helps our pupils gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of art through history. It inspires pupils to be creative and develop their confidence in self-expression.
Our Approach to Art
- Our Art approach is based on the teaching of skills from the National Curriculum set against topics which provide the context to our lessons. Across their time at Ravenstone they will become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other craft and design techniques (DfE, 2019).
- Lessons are taught on a half-termly basis, and are interchangeable with Design Technology across the school. As a result, Art is taught for one half-term and DT for the other.
- During an Art unit, lessons are taught sequentially and consist of exploring context/placing the artist in time, deconstructing the artist’s process and developing success criteria to facilitate high quality artworks. Skills are taught both in isolation and in context as part of the unit of work and children will have the opportunity to produce drafts to build and develop confidence.
- Our lessons are planned in order to provide immersive and exciting opportunities for children to learn artistic skills, as well as gaining an understanding of important periods in art history.