Art and Design


Art is a powerful and positive part of our school. It is a tool to promote and build the self esteem of our children through allowing opportunity to express themselves and be creative. Through this, children can make sense of the ever-changing world around them and develops a special way at looking at and responding to their world.

What we teach

- To teach the National Curriculum for Art in KS1 and KS2

We follow the national curriculum and make cross-curricular links wherever possible. In KS1 there will usually be one Art unit taught per half term. In KS2, there will usually be one Art unit taught per term. Current units of work across KS1 and KS2 are available on the school Long Term Plans, which are used to create Medium Term and Weekly Plans, which are uploaded and stored on Learn Anywhere. Teachers are encouraged to decide on the content of learning that is suited to their topics. This allows provision for personalised, child-led learning in their class.

How we teach

The main purpose of delivering the Art Curriculum in our school is to develop the skills and understanding of the subject. Teachers are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the curriculum provision and how it meets the needs of all children in their class. If a teacher is not confident with the Art content, they are encouraged to relay this to the Art lead. Wherever possible, specialist visitors or visits are arranged to provide subject enrichment.


Click here to read our Art Policy