Art & Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. We aim to provide a high-quality art and design curriculum  that engages, inspires and challenges all pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Our curriculum encourages the pupils to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Over time, the pupils also learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

We follow a scheme of work called ‘Access Art’ which encompasses a broad and balanced coverage of art skills as well as knowledge and understanding of different art forms, artists, and movements. The skills we learn are progressive and are developed as the children move up year groups. This aligns well with the National Curriculum ensuring thorough development of all skills needed in each Key Stage. For children at Brookfield, Art is taught once a term and usually once a week but can also be taught as an Art learning day where the whole day is dedicated to being creative. .

We facilitate cross-curricular learning through Arts Week (featuring collaborations with DT, drama and music), art competitions within our academy, as well as outside, and topic-based art projects. Every child is encouraged to participate with support available. Parents are encouraged to visit once a term where the classrooms are turned into art galleries and their creative work is displayed. 

We actively encourage participation in art competitions, ranging from within the LEO to local and national levels, providing a platform for our young artists to showcase and celebrate their talents. 

Access Art

Please click here to see an example of the progression across one aspect of Art & Design learning.  Please click here to see our Art Curriculum Overview

National Curriculum for Art