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Why is Art important?

Art education has been proven to have remarkable impacts on academic, social, and emotional outcomes, helping us develop empathy as we learn more about societies, cultures and history. 

 Engagement with art helps us stretch our minds beyond the boundaries of the printed text or the rules of what is provable to encompass visual-spatial learning and develop motor skills. 

Through art, we learn to express ourselves confidently and creatively.


 When is Art taught?
Art is taught through thematic units, both through Skills Development Tasks and through projects which then apply those skills. The Satellite View maps out which thematic units feature this subject and clearly shows the objectives taught.


How is Art taught?

Art is taught through a combination of subject knowledge and skills. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.


 Who do we learn about in Art?

We learn about the following artists:-

Jack Kirby

Julie Taymor

Romero Britto

Jackson Pollock

Pietro D’Angelo

Christy Brown

Ivan Aivazovsky

Cesar Manrique

Theresa Elvin



What do we learn in Art?

In art, we learn about the mediums of collage, textiles, photography, drawing, painting, 3D form and sculpture, as well as mixed media.


 How do we assess and monitor Art?

At LPS, assessment and monitoring of our subjects is used rigorously to gain an accurate understanding of individual children's progression and to identify any barriers for learning. Staff are well trained in assessing continuously throughout a topic, as well as using summative assessments to inform future planning and teaching.   Subject leaders use a range of monitoring techniques to ensure high impact and  quality of teaching in order to ensure all children are making progress.

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