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Swiss Gardens Primary School

Art at Swiss Gardens

At Swiss Gardens Primary School, we recognise that Art and Design should engage, inspire and challenge pupils whilst equipping them with the knowledge, confidence and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Through learning and comparing the work of famous artists, and the techniques they use, our pupils will know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and the world in which they live.

We value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum, teaching it throughout the year alongside Design Technology. Our learning is linked to our topics as well as cross curricular themes in History and Science.

Art and Design provides the children with opportunities to explore elements of colour, texture, form and pattern, and develop and build on skills and techniques as they progress throughout the school. Children are given the opportunity to express their own interests and ideas either through individual pieces or large collaborative displays. Children are proud of their work and this pride is reflected in their sketchbooks and the creative pieces on classroom and corridor displays.

Please see  below our new knowledge and skills progressions to see how incremental knowledge is built over time.

Collaborative piece in Year 1 on Seasons                                       

Year 6 study of Henry Moore

Year 2 Animals in their environments – mixed media

(Link to Science)

Year 3 sequence of learning about self-portraits using different media