At Lowedges Junior Academy we are committed to providing a high-quality art and design education that engages, inspires and challenges children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to create their own works of art and to appreciate how art enriches our lives and reflects and shapes our history.
The ACET Long Term Planning outlines the artists each year group will study and the skills they will learn.
Essential Skill Progression
Children will be taught a wide range of art and design skills and techniques that they will continue to develop throughout their time at the academy.
Every term, children will study one artist in detail. This artist will link to either the history, geography or science learning of their year group. The children will learn about the life and career of the artist, study the artist’s work, explore the materials and techniques used by the artist and create their own piece of art inspired by the artist. Children will learn to critique both their own work and the work of others, and to describe similarities and differences between the different practices and disciplines that they have studied.
Here are some useful links that can be accessed at home.
- An Eye For Art – explore the work of 50 great artists
- BBC Bitesize – lessons to develop art and design skills and techniques
- Tate Kids – fun art and design activities, games and quizzes