“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”  

Edgar Degas 

At Beacon View Primary Academy, we use the United Learning Art Curriculum. Our adaption of the United Learning Art Curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. As artists, our children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art. They are also given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Not only do we teach the practical skills but theoretical and disciplinary knowledge – developing the children’s understanding of the history of art and studies of different artists. The children in each year group are exposed to a range of artists across different time periods, diverse backgrounds and different styles. 

Our carefully sequenced curriculum allows the children to build upon their understanding of the practical concepts like colour, and they revisit and add layers to their skills as they move from year to year.   

In Art, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. Children are encouraged to take risks and experiment and then reflect on why some ideas and techniques are successful or not for a particular project.   

Outside of the taught Art Curriculum, children love the opportunity to be part of the local carnival and historical art exhibitions through our partnerships with local community groups.

Click here to view our Art Long-Term plan

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