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Purpose and Aims

At NET Academies, our art curriculum, seeks to combine the acquisition of progressive key practical skills alongside the development and understanding of critical creative thinking, and a contextual element of significant and inspirational Artworks, Artists, Movements and Genres. 

Each project undertaken will have opportunities for independent creative thinking, critical problem solving and cross curricular links. Our young artists will learn the importance and application of the foundation elements and principles of the arts and craft:

  • Form;
  • Pattern;
  • Shape;
  • Tone;
  • Texture;
  • Colour.

They will experiment with and develop mastery in the key processes of art; Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, 3d Design and Textiles.

The curriculum follows the Kapow Primary scheme of work and has been strengthened so that pupils revisit the learning in a spiral continuum curriculum. Pupils revisit strands and skills again, each time covering the same strand but with greater complexity and depth. As the pupils return to a previous strand prior learning is utilised, providing pupils with the foundations, and building blocks, in order to retain new information in the long term memory. In each unit, pupils will also have the opportunity to research, design, make and evaluate.  

Long Term Plan