Art – curriculum information

“Our Vision is to deliver high-quality art lessons that engage, inspire and equip children with the knowledge and skills required to be creative and passionate artists of the future! At Adelaide, we endeavour to use art as a medium for recording and expressing other areas of the curriculum too. We firmly believe that by the end of each key stage, pupils should be confident using and applying the skills, that they have previously learnt.”

At Adelaide we ensure that all pupils:

  • are engaged, inspired and challenged to invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
  • are equipped with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
  • are able to think critically and develop a deeper understanding of art and design.
  • know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

What do the pupils at Adelaide think about our Art curriculum provision?

‘We have been collaging a snail and mine is better than Henry Matisse because I have folded paper and rolled it too!’

‘I love drawing! When you draw, it is really fun and you can use your creative Ideas!’

‘It’s so good being an artist because we do lots of different paintings and mix different coloured paint to make new colours’

‘Pupils contribute significantly to the successes of the school through their outstanding behaviour and readiness to learn’…

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‘Staff morale is high, team spirit is very strong, and all are committed to continued improvement. This helps to explain why the school is continuing to improve’…

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‘Pupils feel very safe in school because of the school’s rigorous approach to keeping them safe’…

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‘Teaching and learning are consistently good. As a result most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from often significantly below-average starting points’…

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‘There is a very strong focus on checking on how well different groups of pupils are learning, so that any falling behind can be immediately helped to make better progress’…

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‘The highly successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work’…

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‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive, commenting very positively on the school’s many strong features’…

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‘The harmonious relationships among all groups, from a wide variety of backgrounds, are a strength of the school’…

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‘Children make a good start in the early years because of good teaching’…

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‘Leaders leave no stone unturned to ensure that the very diverse school population is treated equally and that there is a relentless focus on driving up pupil performance’…

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‘The excellent relationships between teachers and their pupils ensure lessons are purposeful and enjoyable’…

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‘The range of enrichment activities the school provides is excellent and contributes a great deal to pupils’ learning’…

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