‘Every man is an artist’ Joseph Beuys

“We learn about different artists and techniques to improve our drawings and using different materials to create artwork”







Intent: Why we do what we do

Implementation: How we teach Art

Impact: How do we know we have learnt it?


Art curriculum medium term planning
Whole school long term planning
Our Art units in detail

Progression of knowledge

At the beginning of each unit, children are provided with a key knowledge organiser including subject specific terminology they should learn and use throughout the unit. This is used and referred to within all lessons. At the end of each unit, children take part in subject specific quizzes.

Children are also invited to present their knowledge through online VLOGS or through our student subject seminars, which take place every half-term in classes. This is a wonderful way to assess children’s understanding of historical knowledge, concepts and vocabulary.

Talking like an artist – language progression

Progression in knowledge and skills

Progression of skills 

We ensure that all our children know and understand the skills required as part of their Art curriculum. Children are actively encouraged to reflect and discuss on the key skills they have shown either during a history lesson. This is a really useful way not only for staff to assess the skills that are developed overtime, but for children to self-assess as part of their ongoing development. We use our ‘ ‘Working as an Artist’ sheet for children to record how they have done this.

Progression of skills in Art

Art skills progression – sketchbooks

How can I help my child at home?

For pupils in Key Stage 1

For pupils in Key Stage 2