Art & Design

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Westfield School aims to create visually literate learners through valuing the specific processes and skills of art and design. To this end, great emphasis is placed upon the undertaking of exploratory work and the mastery of skills. Sketchbooks are frequently used to record children’s work and, where possible, these are annotated by the children.

A term’s work will consist of exploration, developing skills and gaining understanding of artists and genres. This combined approach to learning is directly linked to the overarching topic theme, enabling children to experience making art with purpose and meaning.

Mark-making is an integral art skill. Every term, time will be allocated in each year to explore mark-making. Throughout their time at Westfield School, pupils are provided with opportunities to explore mark-making in different media using pens, pencils and tools of different size and intensity.