Art at Tavistock Primary and Nursery School
At Tavistock Primary School we want all children to develop a creative curiosity towards art through delivering an engaging, inspiring and high quality art education. We have created a curriculum that builds on a progression of skills and allows children to explore a range of mediums and artists to inspire their own works of art. Building on prior learning across key stages provides support for learners through drawing on previous knowledge and ensures their confidence is nurtured within this subject. It also means students can be challenged to reflect on their work and develop a creative eye which is evidenced within their sketchbooks.
Art is taught in alternating half terms and each year group focuses on different artists to promote engagement, inclusivity and curiosity. Throughout the curriculum, a range of skills are embedded which we believe are valuable in contributing towards key areas of children’s development as well as creating many cross-curricular links. Children in Early Years are able to work more freely with materials to develop their own ideas through exploring a range of textures and tools and, as children move into Key Stage 1, they begin to develop their skills and understanding through embedding previous learning alongside exploring new techniques and artists. When children reach Key Stage 2 they will feel empowered to think both creatively and critically about their work in a curious and explorative manner.