• Where possible, we link our Art studies to our topics.
  • We aim to provide topics that encourage a progression of skills across year groups, developing and building on previous knowledge.
  • We follow the National Curriculum which devises the skills and creativity that children develop through their journey at Millbrook.
  • By the time pupils leave Millbrook they will have learnt about a range of national and international artists, improved and developed their artistic skills using a range of materials and media (for example, pencils, charcoal, clay) and produced a sketch book evidencing their progression of skills and personal interpretation as they progress through the school.
  • Art is taught as a discrete lesson each week, during the dedicated Art terms. This is planned as a block of lessons, in which pupils discover an artist, immerse themselves in the work, produce their own interpretation and evaluate their own work. Although Art is taught discretely, we, at Millbrook, encourage children to apply their skills at opportune moments in all their learning.
  • Each phase decides on their WOW starters and fantastic finishers, however, these are often art infused due to the accessibility to all pupils. Across the year, we incorporate art in various themed weeks, including poetry week and world book week.
  • Pupils are given the chance to visit both local and National art galleries.
  • We evidence our learning in our sketch books which are developed from Year 3 up to Year 6. Also, all classes have art displayed throughout the room, as well as showing evidence throughout the school.
  • Each term, children produce a final piece f work, developed from their immersion into the artist and skill learnt that term.
  • Pupils are given feedback both during and at the end of each lesson, to enable them to continue developing their skills and understanding of how to apply different art techniques and skills. Occasionally, at the end of lessons teachers will hold a ‘Walking Gallery’ enabling pupils to appreciate and evaluate their own and their peers work.
  • Pupils enjoy Art.
  • They are actively engaged during lessons, eager to apply their knowledge and skills to the activity.
  • By the time pupils leave Millbrook, they will have the confidence to be creative, they will have also built up the resilience to make mistakes.
  • They will think of themselves as artists and be critical about their own and other’s work.