Our North Ealing Primary School art curriculum has been designed, in line with ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ guidance and the national curriculum.
We allow our children in KS1 and 2 to study areas of art in extensive detail so they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills to confidently investigate, create and evaluate their own works of art.
Through the curriculum, we aim to inspire, challenge and to provide our children with a clear purpose for creating their artwork and provide them with a good understanding of how art reflects and shapes our history and contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Our curriculum focuses on the creative journey rather than the outcome and provides a clear and comprehensive progression of knowledge and skills across all key stages – thus allowing for life-long learning and children knowing more, remembering more and understanding more.
Every term, each year group plans a week-long programme of Art and DT linked to one of the curriculum themes. Children explore areas in-depth and are then given the opportunity to showcase their skills and progress made by displaying and sharing the work they create.
Beyond ‘Arts’ Week’, children are given opportunities to apply their skills and creativity across a variety of areas of the curriculum.