Art and Design

The ACE curriculum through Art and Design  


“Creativity takes courage” Henri Matisse.



At Cavendish Close Junior Academy, we wish to equip children with the tools to aspire to become great artists.  At the start of every year, we come together as an academy to take part in a ‘Take One Picture’ project.  The aim of this project is to inspire a lifelong love of art and learning as well as settling children in with a familiar structure at the beginning of each academic year.  It also helps to increase our knowledge of famous artists and be reflective artists.


We explore a wide range of skills and techniques throughout our Cavendish Close lesson structure for art, working in collaboration with others along the way.  Sketchbooks are used to keep a record of the creative process:  generating ideas, using key vocabulary, exploring ideas, skills practice, making, recording final pieces and evaluating. 


We are currently working towards becoming an Artsmark accredited school and are part of a collaboration with four other local schools, one of them being our main feeder secondary school. 


Children experience many skills throughout our art lessons, which are repeated at a higher level as they move up within key stage 2, which ensures progression.  Importance is placed upon building the children’s awareness of a diverse range of famous artists and we encourage a range of verbal and written responses to artwork of varying forms.  We encourage our children to remain resilient throughout the art process and be a critical friend to both themselves and one another though carefully considered reflection. 



Through all of these, our children are able to become ACE in Art and Design!  

Mrs M Tague and Mrs C Reader  

Art and Design Leads


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Cavendish Close Junior Academy

Deborah Drive, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 4RJ

Mrs Michelle Tague: Principal

01332 672338