At Carlton Junior Academy we have a heavy emphasis on Art and Design and this is reflected in our eye-catching displays around school.

We follow the National Curriculum for Art at Key Stage 2 to ensure all students receive the best teaching for a broad and balanced curriculum.

The National Curriculum states:
Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:
• To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
• To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
• About great artists, architects and designers in history

All children receive a sketch book when they begin their journey with us. This sketch book then gets passed through the years so the children collate their work over their time in school. The Art curriculum runs alongside our topics and always focuses on a famous artist. The end of the topic always ends with the children completing a final piece of work based on the focus artist.

Every year we take part in The Carlton Academy’s Art Exhibition which allows us to showcase our best work from all the year groups. The children and staff love taking part in this and year-on-year this then gets displayed within school for the year.

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