Primary School

Happy, Caring, High Achieving

Art and Design

Article 28: Every child has the right to an education

Intent: What we are trying to achieve in our curriculum?

At Kirklevington Primary School we believe that art is an integral part of a child’s education. It provides them with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity.

It is our aim to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in art and design ensuring that they develop skills for exploring, developing their own ideas, evaluating and improving their creative work.

We recognise the vital role art has in allowing curiosity, creativity and self – expression and in developing children’s resilience, confidence and critical thinking skills.

We want our children to know how art has contributed to our culture and understanding of our history and the wider world.

Implementation: How is our curriculum delivered?

The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in art lessons, from whole class teaching to group or individual activities. All our classes have children with differing abilities, therefore, we provide suitable learning opportunities by matching the challenge of a task to the ability of the child. We aim to achieve this through a variety of approaches:

An open-ended task which can have a variety of responses.

Tasks of increasing difficulty where not all children will complete each element of the task.

Grouping and setting tasks by ability.

Providing a range of challenges with different resources.

Using additional adults to support the work of individuals or small groups.

Activities are planned so that they build upon the prior learning of the children. The Art subject grid is designed to show a progression in skills, knowledge and understanding, providing an increasing challenge for the children.

We have an Art week every year where each class focus on a particular artist.


By participating in art activities our children will have opportunities to develop their social skills, discussing their ideas and working collaboratively on projects. It contributes to RSE and citizenship as children discuss how they feel about their own work and the methods and approaches used by others, whether within their culture or a different one. Art encourages children to ask and answer questions. It contributes to children’s mathematical understanding of shape and space and helps develop their computing skills through the use of computer software that explores shape, colour and pattern.