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Compton All Saints Church of England Primary School





Our art curriculum is designed to inspire all of our children to explore creatively and produce imaginative work through a broad range of media, techniques and studies of famous artists, designers and craft makers.


We will do this by helping them:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpting and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
  • Provide opportunities for children to explore the school’s learning behaviours of being proactive, determined, inventive and reflective through the teaching of art and design


How is this subject planned?

  • The National Curriculum is taught in KS1 and KS2.
  • In the Early Years the Foundation Stage Curriculum is taught.
  • Long term planning for each class shows the progression of skills and areas of study.

How is this subject taught?

  • Art and design is taught in half termly blocked units and where appropriate linked to other areas of the curriculum
  • Progressive skills are taught within units.
  • In the early years, opportunities to use art and design as a means to explore individual creative development are delivered regularly.
  • Sketch books are used from year 1 to 6. KS2 use a cartridge paper book.
  • Children are taught how to evaluate their own and other’s work. They are also given opportunities to discuss and evaluate famous artists and styles, past and present.
  • Where possible, opportunities are provided to partake in art events outside of school i.e. workshops, visits and competitions or to invite artists and craft makers into school.








How is this subject assessed?

  • By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the content, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. Teachers make assessments accordingly.
  • Assessment of Art and Design is reported to parents in the annual report.

How is this subject monitored?

  • This subject is in focus once every three years. When in focus, an action plan is created to develop the subject. This is monitored by governors on the curriculum committee.
  • The subject leader is responsible for monitoring the planning, teaching and assessment of the subject.  This is achieved through subject review staff meetings where learning and planning is shared and compared to skills progressions.


Art Skills Progression

art skills progression.pdf

KS1 Subject Knowledge Coverage Art

ks1 art subject knowledge coverage for website.pdf

KS2 Subject Knowledge Coverage Art

ks2 art subject knowledge coverage for webiste.pdf