Art and Design
At Whitby Heath we believe that all pupils can achieve in Art and Design; that high-quality Art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creativity and imagination. Our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials, which alternate termly. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and textiles and they are given the opportunity to explore and peer and self evaluate different creative ideas. Children are introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles used by artists, analysing their work and using it to inspire their own. The skills they acquire are applied to their cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth. We work to ensure that art is purposeful; be this as a means of expression or to explore the styles of other artists that inspire our own work. Using our knowledge organisers, pupils are clear what the intended outcomes are and have a means to measure their own work against this.
Jen Madden- Art and Design Lead