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Bearbrook Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Curriculum Impact


The Art and Design curriculum is planned to show progression in the children’s practical and critical skills and is linked throughout to places studied in geography or periods in history to support topic resulting in children learning about the artists of a particular country or artists of a particular era as well as them developing techniques and ideas. Art and design are taught during PPA time by a specialist teacher which opens up and extends the children’s artistic knowledge and experience of the subject. 


We focus on progression of knowledge and skills and discreet vocabulary progression with technical terms being learned throughout. We use sketch books from Year One to Year Six which enables children to explore ideas and practise skills and keep a record of their learning. We measure the impact of our curriculum through observing children’s practical skills and knowledge. Displaying artwork plays a part in achieving an impact on the children as it improves well-being when they celebrate their art with those around them.