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Primary Academy

Art & Design

Hi I'm Miss Marley- Year 1 Class teacher and Art and Design coordinator.  


Opening the Mansfield GATE through Art & Design.

We generate ideas from researching artists and evolving their own artistic flare and style.

We aspire all children to become artists, through manipulating a variety of resources and equipment.

Together we celebrate our artistic work across the school through our displays and exhibiting our work with pride.

All children are encouraged to enquire about different artistic styles and techniques.


Art & Design will be taught in blocks throughout the year, focusing on one key theme, so that children achieve depth in their learning. Plans build on prior learning, give opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in each unit and offer increasing challenge as children move through school. Clear differentiation is built into plans and the needs of all children are planned for, including those with Special educational needs and more able children. Art & Design offers many opportunities for cross-curricular work. Teachers identify the opportunities in their planning to support the development of these skills.


Outcomes in topic books evidence a broad and balanced art and design curriculum and demonstrate the children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge. Children review the agreed successes, orally, at the end of every session and are actively encouraged to identify their own target areas, with support from their teachers. Children also record what they have learned comparative to their starting points at the end of every topic. Emphasis is placed on creativity and individuality which helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of art styles and techniques and that of various artists.