At Banks Road Primary School, we value Art as an important part of our children’s broad and balanced curriculum. Through art and design, we aim to meet the needs of all of our children, ensuring that they are exposed to a diverse range of historical art and contemporary art and artists. Our curriculum engages, inspires, and challenges pupils, providing them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft, and design. Our curriculum will specialise in drawing, and painting throughout the academic year. As pupils progress through school, they will build on their knowledge and prior learning to reach clear end points. They will become confident artists that are skilled in areas of painting, drawing, printing, weaving, sculpting, and understanding the visual elements of Art (pattern, colour, texture, tone, shape, line). Banks Road endeavours to widen pupils’ knowledge through studying a diverse range of male and female artists, throughout history and of differing cultural heritages. Opportunities are given for all pupils to enjoy and appreciate visual art; developing their ability to think critically, discuss and evaluate work using the language of Art and Design.