At Bitterne Manor, all pupils have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others. Children become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting and craft skills e.g. collage, printing and patterns. Children also develop their knowledge of artists, designers and craft makers. Through a series of lessons offering skills progression, knowledge progression and the opportunity demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways, children develop their interest about art and design
Schemes of work are cross-curricular and topic themed. Across each Key Stage, pupils will have the opportunity to develop their skills in a range of techniques and their control and use of materials. They also allow for creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. As well as individual work, there are opportunities for collaborative pieces on a larger scale.
Art and design is enjoyed by teachers and pupils across school. There is evidence of progression in skills and opportunities to explore a range of techniques. Children are confident in using technical vocabulary when analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art. Children are able to make decisions about their work in order to evaluate and improve. All children in school can speak confidently about their art and design work and their skills.