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Bruce Grove Primary School

Every child inspired, learning & growing

Art and Design

Art and Design Rationale

Art and Design teaching  engages, inspires and challenges all pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. It provides children with an alternative form of expression, a visual language with which to communicate their responses. It can increase self-esteem and confidence for all children because Art and Design values diversity of personal response. The Art and Design curriculum has been designed to ensure progress in skills and knowledge from Year 1 to Year 6. Topics have been planned to allows for links to topics in History and Geography.  At the beginning of each year children will work on a Portraits unit which allows for a reflective and child centred start to the year, allowing for reflection at this time of transition.  Units of 2D and 3D making have been specified to ensure children are revisiting and developing skills in both.







Portraits – painting and printing


 Weather and seascapes - 2D

Clay creations - insects


Portraits – painting and printing

 Botanical painting and drawing - 2D

Clay creations - animals


Portraits – clay sculpture

Art of Egypt

Volcanoes - painting and collage – 2D


Portraits – painting and printing

Illustrations – Roman myths and legends


3D Mosaics


Portraits – sculpture clay

Graphic design – environmental poster project


Anglo Saxon and Viking Art


Portraits – painting and printing

Art of World War Two

Drawing and sculpture - dinosaurs