At Lawley Primary School, we value art and design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and design provide the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
Our art and design curriculum, provided by Kapow, engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they are able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
To ensure high standards across the school, art and design at Lawley follows an embedded progression document. It also focuses on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. The children explore and evaluate different creative ideas by developing skills in drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D sculpture and digital art. Children study a range of works by famous artists to develop knowledge of styles this achieve through cross-curricular opportunities in the classroom. The children have a sketchbook starting in year two that follows them through the school to show progression across all skills. Artwork is displayed and celebrated around school to motivate and inspire others and to celebrate the pupils’ artwork in their class.