Art and Design
At Orgill, Art is taught through a structured curriculum following a specifically designed map showing the progression of skills and knowledge. This ensures the curriculum sequentially builds on prior learning and develops skills across the key stages, leading towards the end of primary education. Children leave Orgill able to work in a sustained and independent way having developed their own artistic style using the techniques taught throughout the curriculum. Children are able to use appropriate language to discuss their own work and work created by artists from across many medias and cultures.
Art is taught as an individual subject, focusing on a new unit each term, as well as through numerous opportunities and experiences across the wider curriculum. Our Art curriculum runs alongside our current Geography, History and Science units, taking aspects of these and allowing children to explore them in a creative and expressive manner. Our Art curriculum is broad, allowing children to explore and develop skills of painting, drawing, collage and printing across all key stages.
Within our Art curriculum, children are given numerous opportunities to explore the creative arts in a way that addresses highlighted gaps in the access to cultural experiences in the surrounding community. We provide many enrichment activities for all children including art club, knitting club and Arts Award. Throughout the year, we invite specialist artists from the local community and further afield to visit our school and run workshops to broaden the cultural capital of our children. Our Art curriculum is accessible for all students and can easily be tailored to meet the needs of each individual child, ensuring every child is provided with an ambitious art curriculum.