At Parklands Educate Together, Art is an important part of developing our children’s ability to develop their individual creativity, express their ideas and understanding and to work both individually and collaboratively with others.

During their time at PET, children will learn about a diverse range of artists and movements and will develop the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Each year group studies an artist in depth.

Teachers use the progression of skills document when planning units so that they can identify the skills children need to be taught. Within each unit the sequence of lessons includes:

  • Generating ideas- children explore an artist in depth and use correct vocabulary to discuss and analyse works of art. They look at the artists use of tools, techniques and formal elements. In Key Stage 2 children use a sketchbook to record their ideas and experiences and explore different versions of an idea.
  • Making- Children use their own ideas and their knowledge of the artist and techniques explored to create their own artwork.
  • Evaluating- children critique their own and others’ work.

The children’s learning is further enhanced with a whole school arts week in the summer term where the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of artists.