All lessons build on prior learning and teachers support children to learn and remember more through:
- A subject discreet lesson each week following the long term plan across the school to ensure depth and progression across the school.
- The teaching of skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each art topic
- The emphasis on knowledge ensuring that children understand the context of the artwork, as well as the artists that they are learning about and being inspired by.
- Opportunities to enable links to other curriculum areas.
- Opportunities to express their creative imagination, as well as practice and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture.
- The availability of a wide range of resources, which are used to support children’s confidence in the use of different media.
- Studying a diverse range of male and female artists.
- Developing their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences which carefully plan for progression and depth.
- Teaching and exploring of the visual elements of art and design e.g. line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form and function.
- Elaborative questioning to challenge pupils to apply their learning in a range of ways.
- Give them the means and opportunity to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
- Opportunities for curriculum adaptation and challenge, pre-teaching and interventions for those children who may require it, including those with SEN, throughout a topic or prior to a new topic being taught.