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The Oaktree School

Inspiring Everyone to Learn

Art and Design

At The Oaktree School we use Cornerstone Curriculum 22 to deliver our Art and Design curriculum. The Art and Design projects are well sequenced to provide a coherent subject scheme that develops children’s skills and knowledge of visual elements, art forms, artists and art movements.

Projects are placed alongside other subject projects where there are opportunities for making meaningful connections. Seasons are also a consideration for the placement of art and design projects. For example, if children are required to work outdoors, projects have been placed in the latter part of the spring or summer term.

Each autumn term begins with the colour project Mix It. The teaching of this project in Years 1 and 2 enables children to be introduced to and then revisit colour theory and provides plentiful opportunities for children to explore primary and secondary colours. Year 1 begins by exploring themes directly related to the children themselves, such as their facial features, the surrounding natural world and their local community. In Year 2, the projects expand children’s artistic horizons to study a more comprehensive range of artists, artistic movements and creative techniques.