Each child from Year 3 to Year 6 must have a sketch book. This sketch book will stay with the child until Year 6 and must not be sent home before the child leaves the school. If a sketch book is full, an additional sketchbook should be used and attached to the existing sketchbook. Year 1 and 2 may use a sketchbook if they wish but it is not a requirement. Using a sketchbook at KS2 helps pupils achieve all the national curriculum objectives. It is the key to each child developing as an artist and designer.
A sketchbook should be used to:
The following documents for the relevant year group should be available in planning folders:
These documents should be referred to when planning units of work to ensure that full coverage of the art curriculum is happening and the relevant skills are taught to show progression. These documents can be found in the Art and Design subject folder on the server.
Teacher assessment for Art and Design should take place and be recorded at the time when those subjects are a focus on the curriculum map. The Art Progression Skills document should be used to inform teacher assessment. Assessments should be recorded on the Science and Foundation Subject Teacher Assessment form.
Each child should have at least one piece of artwork each half term that has been planned, produced and evaluated by the child, to ensure that they are developing as an artist and designer. For example, a child should have opportunities to plan their artwork (through sketches and designs), annotate their ideas and produce a final piece. Once finished, children should evaluate their work through self/peer assessment – this can be as simple as a Post-It note.
Class books for Art and Design Technology can be used to record any other artwork (e.g. one-off art pieces linked to other subjects or photos of sculptures, textiles, prints etc.).