At Thurnby Mead we follow the ‘Kapow’ scheme of learning which is a broad and balanced Art and Design curriculum that builds on previous knowledge and provides both support and challenge for our pupils. It also ensures progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Art and Design National Curriculum.
Through this scheme, we are able to offer a high-quality Art and Design education which 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. As pupils progress, they learn to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Art and Design. They will also learn how Art and Design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our world.
All classes will study three Art units a year which are taken from the four disciplines of Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media, Sculpture & 3D and Craft & Design. These units are carefully selected to ensure the progression of skills throughout the children’s journey through school. Children’s work and pictures of their progress will be stored on SeeSaw in order for teachers to make informed assessments about children’s achievements. We aim to ensure that Art and Design is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using art are always taken.