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Holmer C of E Academy

Holmer C of E Academy

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Intent: Art – Painting  


Our school aims:
Through our Christian values, we aim for:

  • Happy, kind individuals;
  • Opportunities for all;
  • Love of learning for life;
  • Motivated children who can thrive and succeed; 
  • Empowered children equipped with the skills to flourish in the wider world;
  • Resilient, respectful and responsible children.


The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Holmer community in mind. It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their city and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond. This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.


Curriculum statements 
EYFS: “They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and functions”
KS1: “To develop a wide range of art techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.”
KS2: “To improve their mastery of art techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.”


What will be made, produced, performed, or published?
A whole school art project, culminating in a series of portraits of Sir Captain Tom Moore. Each year group will collaborate to produce three painted formal portraits to contribute towards a whole school display. 

What knowledge will the children have embedded?
Children will be able to recall and demonstrate the skills required to produce their portrait. They will be able to explain the correct way to hold a paintbrush, how to select appropriate colours and apply paint to achieve a desired effect. They will recall examples of portraiture and know the techniques used in these examples.


What retention may be demonstrated?
Here are some example questions that may be used to assess children’s understanding.
⇒ EYFS: Can you tell me about your painting? What does it show?
⇒ KS1: How do you hold a paintbrush when painting? What does highlight mean?
⇒ KS2: How do you show depth in a painting? How would you demonstrate depth in a painting?


Cultural Capital 

  • Children may demonstrate knowledge of the history of portraiture, and its impact and significance in socio-economic representation in Britain and the World.
  • They will be able to recall examples of great portraiture, and some of the techniques used in creating these pieces.


British Values: 
⇒ Democracy
⇒ Rule of law
⇒ Mutual respect