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Art Intent

At Barnfields Primary School, we believe that art is a vital part of children’s education and has a significant and valuable role in the taught curriculum. The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of different artists. They will develop the ability to express thoughts and feelings about artworks and explore a range of great artists, craft makers, architects and designers both current and through history.  The children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential.

Our Art Approach at Barnfields

The Art curriculum at Barnfields is underpinned by the National Curriculum. It is carefully sequenced across a series of high-quality lessons to provide children with opportunities for in-depth exploration of various skills and processes.

The processes of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture and printing are explored within each key stage to encourage creativity. Various artists and cultures are examined within each year group to inspire the children's artwork and stimulate enquiry. Visual language is interweaved into every lesson and children will develop and build upon this knowledge year upon year.

Art Curriculum Overview