Art and Design

Art and Design Lead Mr Haslam
Art and Design Link Governor Mrs Murby

At The Acorn Federation Art and Design is an essential part of the broad and balanced curriculum that we provide for all of our children.

Through Art and Design, our children learn about history, different cultures and forms of expression as well as how to express themselves, evoke emotions and recreate the world around them.

Art and Design at The Acorn Federation promotes a love of creativity and is taught through positive reinforcement and encouragement. We aim for all children to leave our school as confident and inspiring artists, full of vision and creativity. 

Our Art and Design curriculum encompasses the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure all pupils:

  •  Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  •  Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  •  Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  •  Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

 At The Acorn Federation the children's artistic journey begins in the Early Years where every child develops their understanding of expressive arts through high quality provision, carefully designed to support the key developmental skill and expose them to a wide variety of media and ideas.

These fundamentals are then extended in Key Stage 1, where the children discover artists and different artwork and start to bring these ideas into their own work through provision and discrete Art and Design lessons.

In Key Stage 2, the children use their knowledge of artistic techniques to explore different artistic periods and styles, including architecture and design. Key skills are revisited and built upon year on year, so by the end of their Acorn Federation journey, all children have experienced and remember the basic techniques they need to be artists and designers, and have an in-depth knowledge of significant artists through history.

Key Documents
Action Plan
Knowledge Organisers