At Raynville Academy the Art and Design curriculum has been designed in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum.

From the Early Years Art and Design teaching is based upon developing skills and techniques within the areas of drawing, painting, textiles and sculpture. All skills are progressive and an age appropriate. Focus is placed on colour, pattern, texture, line, tone, shape and form. Within these skill areas, work from artists, local and national are used to illustrate different techniques and approaches. Children explore painting, drawing various media, printing, clay work, papier-mâché and collage. Many of the starting points for the work come from observations of works of art.

All classes undertake a balanced programme of Art and Design, which clearly builds on previous experience and takes account of earlier achievements. Pupils are also provided with the opportunity to attend Art clubs throughout the year.

The curriculum ensures that we help to nurture confident, independent, resilient artists.

Visiting artists come to school to work with classes and children are taken to study art at the Leeds City Gallery.