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Art Curriculum

In Art the children observe, explore, invent and develop the ability to think and act like creative practitioners. They are encouraged to use their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings. Art currently aids cross curricular learning by linking in with other foundation subjects such as R.E., history, geography and science. The children develop the ability to select and use a range of materials, processes and techniques and develop the skills to reflect on, analyse and evaluate their own work and that of others. The children’s art is highly valued and prominently displayed throughout the school for all to enjoy.

At Lord Scudamore Academy we aim to:
• Foster an understanding and enjoyment of art, craft and design.
• Encourage children to work from imagination, memory and the environment to develop their ideas by using various starting points.
• Develop children’s ability to observe, investigate, respond to and record the world around them through a variety of forms and media.
• Broaden knowledge and the appreciation of the work of other artists and crafts people from different times and cultures.
• Extend and enrich other curriculum areas through art.
• Enable children to make increasingly informed and creative choices of media, tools and techniques for a given purpose.
• Develop their visual language and the ability to express their ideas and feelings in order to evaluate their own work and that of others.
• Deliver the National Curriculum by integrating the elements of art with the processes and practices of art to provide a broad and balanced art curriculum throughout each year.
• Develop an awareness of the importance of art in society.


Throughout the year, each year group teaches specific skills through their topics. A brief summary of art lesson coverage throughout Lord Scudamore Academy can be found below.

AutumnTermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 1Lowry
Kandinsky castle
Colour mixing
Still life
Flower paintings
Aboriginal Art
Year 2Portraits
Autumn artwork
Paul Klee
Winter artwork
Spring artwork
African art
Georgia O’keefe
Year 3Art in nature
Leaf prints
Animal Art
Cave paintings
Portraits/ Picasso
Celtic pendants
Concentric circles
Year 4Andy Goldsworthy
Environmental Art
Map ArtStained Glass Windows
Ted Harrison
Year 5KandinskyHenri Rouseau
Patterns in nature
Japanese art
Year 6Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’
Twister Pictures
Clay Sculptures
Investigating the mountain artwork of Albert Beirstadt and Nicholas Roerich
Papier mache mountain models
Who were the Pre-Raphaelites?
Who was William Morris and what was the Arts and Crafts movement?
What is decoupage?

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The children’s art is highly valued and prominently displayed throughout the school for all to enjoy.