Art and Design
At Rooks Nest Academy, we believe that teaching and learning in art and design is important because it stimulates children’s creativity, inventiveness and imagination. We believe through art and design children can explore through means of personal expression. Art and Design enables children to communicate the way they feel, see and think through the use of texture, form, colour and pattern as well as through different materials and processes.
Art is taught throughout the year and it underpins the LCC curriculum. Six different art skills are taught over the year (drawing and mark making, painting, 3D form and modelling, printing, digital media and knowledge of different artists/styles). Skills and projects have been linked to the LCC curriculum ensuring that pupils build on previous learning and develop their skills as they progress through Rook’s Nest Academy. Some art skills can be taught in isolation although we aim to make cross-curricular links where possible. Teachers will teach each particular skill and children are then given the opportunity to develop these skills in their art book, gradually building up their ideas, demonstrating progress and reinforcing skills that are already established which eventually should culminate in a final piece of artwork. We aim to display children’s artwork where possible to promote art in the academy and to give children a sense of pride in their achievements.
RNA Progression of Art Skills