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Art Intent




At Montem Academy, Art is a subject area that we celebrate and enjoy across the school.   Our intent is to ensure that our art curriculum inspires our children to think creatively and to gain an appreciation of art. 


Our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas.


Art is taught through high quality school projects, where pupils across the school work towards a whole school theme, such as The Elements, Animal Kingdoms and Dynasties.


At Montem, art is integrated into our foundation curriculum.  This ensures that our art curriculum is relevant, and meaningful to the children, and enables them to apply their knowledge of a historical or geographical topic to their art and construction work.


Each year group will learn a range of skills and techniques, use different mediums and develop the ability to experiment with different kinds of art, craft and design whilst increasing the pupils’ awareness and appreciation of art.  Art is integrated into our core subjects with all Literacy units of work finishing with a  week art block focusing the illustrating and publishing their writing.  This enable the learning to be meaningful to the children.

Throughout the year, pupils will have opportunities to develop their artistic skills and will be taught to:

  • Use materials to design and make products.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  •  Create sketches to record their observations.
  •  Use a range of materials including, clay, charcoal, paint, pencil and fabric.