At Raynsford Church of England Academy, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. We believe that through art, craft and design we want to engage, inspire and challenge pupils by introducing them to a broad range of techniques, tools, media, materials and artists, craftspeople and designers. We want to equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, explore, take risks, invent and create. Most importantly, we want them to foster a positive, life-long relationship with the subject and have fun.
At Raynsford Academy, we teach themed art units that are planned using a progressive knowledge and skills-based curriculum that culminates in the end of key stage national curriculum outcomes. Through deliberate practice children will consolidate skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, collage, textiles and digital media. The children will all have the opportunity to study famous artists and traditions from the past and across the world to nurture a love of art and develop a cultural awareness of art throughout the world.