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Art & Design at St Denys


Our Art curriculum develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. The curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to explore and investigate, create and evaluate artwork as set out in the National Curriculum and so will enable the children to reach and exceed their potential at St. Denys. It will enable pupils to create artwork with a real purpose in terms when displaying and sharing the work they create and showcasing the skills and progress they have made.


How art is taught at St. Denys:


  • Our art curriculum provides a clear and comprehensive scheme of work that will show progression of skills across all year groups within the strands of Art.
  • The children given an opportunity to present their sense of vision through observation, experimentation and illustration. 
  • Pupils are encouraged to use their imagination through a variety of artists, a wide variety of media and manipulative skills are developed as well as an awareness of colour, texture, design and dimension.
  • Because the children will have access to key knowledge, language and meanings, they will be able to apply this to their work in Art and across the wider curriculum.
  • There will be, where applicable, links to develop the children’s learning experiences, which could take the form of whole school workshops or be linked to a wider cross curricular project.
  • Teaching should plan for a final piece of artwork to be produced/displayed, evaluated and shared at the end of each topic.
  • Regular updates of sketchbook techniques will be demonstrated by the subject leader.