What Art looks like at Shaw Ridge School

What an Art lesson can look like in our school:

  • Art can be taught discreetly or through a cross-curricular approach
  • Evidence of art can be seen on display, in books and in sketchbooks
  • Opportunities given to inspire children’s curiosity about art
  • A well planned ‘Progression of Skills’ to enable the children to work on and develop new skills in each Year.
  • Opportunity is given to edit and improve pieces of art

This is how it works:

  • Each term, every child creates a minimum of one piece of art work either via a cross curricular approach or as a discrete skill
  • Work is updated and displayed in classrooms throughout the year
  • Collaborative work in each year group for topic/any subject is produced
  • Collaborative school projects throughout the year

This is our philosophy:

  • High quality modelling and scaffolding of the skill leading to high quality art work.
  • Children learning through exploring different artistic styles whilst acquiring new skills.
  • Cross-curricular links wherever possible
  • Encourage children to show resilience and perseverance

This is what we do:

  • We follow a progressive skills curriculum that develops key themes: drawing, painting, printing, textile, collage, 3D form and developing and editing work.
  • The skills are covered through cross curricular work that will enable the children to develop and use that skill.
  • By the time the children leave Year 6, they will have covered a wide range of artists and artist styles
  • We critique the work of famous artists in different fields to inspire our own pieces of art
  • Lessons may be taught discreetly or as a block of lessons. Links with other areas of the curriculum are embraced to provide a more meaningful learning experience
  • Raised profile of art work through the use of displays to showcase work.
  • Open Evening provides opportunities for parental involvement to showcase artwork projects.

This is what you might typically see:

  • Enthusiastic, engaged learners who are willing to share their work
  • Independent and collaborative work
  • Vivid, inspiring displays of work
  • Range of challenges/differentiation to meet the needs of all children
  • Reflective learners who are willing to improve
  • Engagement, perseverance and resilience

This is how we know how well our pupils are doing:

  • Different forms of feedback
  • Observations of children during lessons
  • Photographic/video evidence
  • Targeted use of TAs

This is the impact of teaching:

  • Confident children who can talk about art
  • Children who are prepared to take risks and develop their attitude towards art
  • Children who enjoy art lessons

Art Progression of Skills & Knowledge

© Copyright 2022–2024 Shaw Ridge Primary School

School & College Websites by Schudio