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The Art Curriculum

Our Art curriculum is designed to engage, challenge and inspire creativity within our school. We teach a high-quality range of skills to equip the children to explore, think, invent and create their own manner of work in arts, crafts and design. Using a spiral scheme of work (from Kapow Primary), the children are enabled to return to the same skills over time throughout their primary years. Through revisiting each skill set taught, a greater depth of learning is acquired which allows the children to be exposed to more complex areas within a topic. Children will then build upon their prior knowledge in order to stretch their understanding and skill sets.


Art in Key Stage 1

During Key Stage 1, the children develop their creativity using a range of materials to design and make their own products. They develop their knowledge of well-known artists, designers and craft makers by interpreting and translating their designs into their own artistic forms. During this stage, the formal elements of art are introduced and explored using different applications of skills, through painting, drawing and sculpture.


Art in Key Stage 2

During Key Stage 2, pupils are taught to develop their existing knowledge through application as they begin to have more awareness of art techniques such as tone, colour, line, texture, shape and form. Children have a deepened ownership of their work and through the use of sketchbooks are able to practise, refine and record their inspiration and creativity. As the foundations have been set in earlier years, the children are given the space and freedom to master their skills and begin to work with a wider variety of materials, such as charcoal, clay, sketching pencils, as well as oils, ink and acrylics. Interpretations from famous architects, designers and inventors are explored during the later years of Key Stage 2.


Kapow Primary's Art scheme of work enables children to build on their learning year to year showing their progression to meet the end of key stage attainment targets. These also align in accordance with the National Curriculum.

The link below will give you more information from Kapow Primary’s scheme of work for Art.