Expressive Art and Design

Our Intent:

At Ainderby Steeple CE Primary School we prioritise the teaching of Art and Design, recognising the importance of providing children with boundless opportunities to express their creativity and develop their love of Art. Our school vision statement ‘Together we love, learn and grow’ is woven into every lesson, providing our children with a safe and supportive space for them to express their own thoughts and ideas, as well as develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own works of art.

What does Art and Design look like in our school?

Our Implementation:

  • The whole school, from EYFS (Reception) to Year 6, follows the KAPOW scheme of learning. This ensures that our curriculum is carefully mapped out, and is designed to develop pupils’ skills and knowledge within Art and design, whilst also providing a fun, memorable, diverse and engaging learning experience.
  • Our units of lessons are sequential, allowing children to build their skills and knowledge, applying them to a range of outcomes. The formal elements, a key part of the National Curriculum, are also woven throughout units. Key skills are revisited again and again with increasing complexity in a spiral curriculum model. This allows pupils to revise and build on their previous learning. Units in each year group are organised into four core areas:
    • Drawing
    • Painting and mixed-media
    • Sculpture and 3D
    • Craft and design
  • Lessons are always practical in nature and encourage experimental and exploratory learning with pupils using sketchbooks to document their ideas and develop art skills over time.
  • Knowledge organisers for each unit support pupils by providing a highly visual record of the key knowledge and techniques learned, encouraging recall of skills processes, key facts and vocabulary.

Our impact:

Our ambitious curriculum enendeavours to achieve that all our children leave our school being able to:

  • Produce creative work, exploring and recording their ideas and experiences.
  • Be proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using subject-specific language.
  • Know about great artists and the historical and cultural development of their art.
  • Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National curriculum for Art and design.

Art and DT LTP 23-24/24-25

Art and DT LTP 2022-23

Art and Design Progression

The Subject Leader is Miss A George