‘Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.’ (National Curriculum)

Art Lead: Miss Walker

At Roseberry, pupils receive an art curriculum which aspires to allow children to creatively express their individual interests. We want pupils to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, form, texture and pattern. We hope that by Y6, our children have gained confidence and made progress with a range of artistic skills, which they can draw upon, to make informed choices as an artist.  Pupils will experiment, take risks and place value on the process and journey that they take and not just on their final piece.

Art at Roseberry aims to inspire and challenge our children and equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment using a variety of different mediums, in order to develop their own artistic individualism.

Our bespoke frameworks embed a wider coverage of art skills being taught, including: drawing, painting, 3D work, textiles and textures, print making, art through technology and responding to artists’ work. This is built upon in each year group, to expose our children to a broader and more balanced curriculum.

The art curriculum begins in Early Years with pupils meeting the Early Learning Goals for expressive arts and design; exploring media and materials independently, and in small groups, through continuous provision. Pupils are encouraged to reflect and evaluate upon their own and other people’s artwork, including that of other artists.

Art Progressive Framework

Our new display ‘Hall of Frames’ showcases one piece of artwork each half term, chosen by the class teacher. This could be skills that a child has learned or a final piece that they have worked towards.

Our children have the opportunity to join art after school clubs, covering a range of crafty activities, allowing the children to enjoy exploring a range of mediums.