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 “I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.” -Georgia O'Keeffe

What is the purpose of art? (Intent)

We have designed our art curriculum so that our learners:

  • Develop a passion for and appreciation of art
  • Are provided with meaningful opportunities to express their creativity, acquire new skills as well as fine-tuning existing skills
  • Reflect on pieces of art from different incitements and are provided with opportunities to freely voice their thoughts and questions
  • Are exposed to arrange of cultural and historical movements that are meaningful to the society we live in
  • Are able to explore topical issues through the use of art


How do we teach art? (Implementation)

Our art curriculum is taught:

  • Progressively so that it begins in the Early Years, where children are taught the foundations of art skills, along with fine motor skills.
  • Using Kapow Primary’s Art scheme of work. This ensures that previous skills and knowledge are returned to and built upon.  This allows pupil progress to be developed as they will be able to undertake more complex tasks, whilst tackling simple tasks with greater ease and accuracy
  • So that pupils actively participate in a range of art skills and tasks which are taught in blocks and relevant to each year groups particular themes, adding context to learning
  • Encouraging children to become artists who are exposed to working with a wide variety of artistic materials
  • So that work and artistic talent can be showcased across the school, from the progression of skills within sketchbooks each year, to work on display within classrooms and across the school's communal areas and corridors


What is the impact of art on our pupils? (Impact)

The impact of the art curriculum at All Saints’ Primary can be seen through:

  • Our children creating high-quality pieces of art that meet the learning objectives
  • Our children's application of skills in other areas of the curriculum, showing that the knowledge and understanding of these are embedded. This includes opportunities where pupils are given freedom and can showcase their talent
  • Our children's ability to provide feedback through peer assessment
  • Our children can self-reflect and assess their own work
  • The progression of skills with the children's sketchbooks
  • Pupil voice where children can articulate their growing understanding of theories and practical aspects, as well as sharing their understanding of artists.


Art Progression Document

Why Miss Thorpe chose to lead Art


I believe that everyone is an artist in their own way and art offers such a freedom within learning. Through creating your own different masterpieces and exploring different skills and techniques, your imagination is able to flourish, and you develop an ability to express yourself in a way that is completely unique to you. Art helps us to communicate the things we are sometimes too shy or scared to say out loud. Art is a form of expression and a way for us to let ourselves shine in a different light! 

We encourage all children to explore, find out about art, 'have a go' and build on those skills using problem solving techniques. With art, there is no limit to what can be produced when we let our creativity flourish.



Activities for All Saints Art fans!