• Curriculum statement for the teaching and learning of Art and Design

  • Intent
    At Church Walk C.E. Primary School, we believe that high-quality Art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creative  understanding. Our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles, vocabulary and techniques used by famous artists. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to culture and creativity. We aim to stimulate creativity and develop a love of art through self-expression which is particularly appropriate for pupils who find it difficult to access other areas of the curriculum, broadening their opportunities for success.
    Children will produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. The children will be taught to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
    Pupils are given regular opportunities to apply the skills that they have been taught to support their learning in our other curriculum subjects.
    Pupils will understand and use appropriate topic vocabulary, including that associated with Art and Design. For example: sketch, sculpture, tone, pattern, texture, line, form and space
    Curriculum Approach
    To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in art and design, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. The curriculum provides a broad framework and outlines the knowledge and skills taught in each year group. Teachers should then plan lessons for their class using our progression of skills document. Teachers can use this document to plan their art and design lessons suitable to their class’s interests and what they want to learn about. The progression document ensures the curriculum is covered and the skills/knowledge taught is progressive from year group to year group. Each unit is best linked to the year group topic and typically works towards an end product to demonstrate the progress made within the unit. Skills established in Art lessons are used throughout the curriculum to support and enhance the learning throughout school.
     Art Curriculum Overview
  • Art long term Plan
    Local Context
    We provide a variety of opportunities for art and design learning to take place inside and outside the classroom. The teachers make use of the extensive grounds and outdoor learning area when planning, additionally Year 1 and 2 look at local habitats and link this to the work of Eric Carle to create collages. Year 3 and 4 investigate art inspired by the Lake District and create their own watercolours in the style of William Heaton Cooper. Educational visits are another opportunity for the teachers to plan for additional art and design learning outside the classroom. The children have opportunities to experience art and design on educational visits. Year 3 and 4 sketch landscapes in the Lake District when they visit Coniston. In the Autumn term Year 6 learn about Kurt Schwitters and create personal collages to reflect their own experiences, this is contrasted with a visit to the Tate Gallery in Liverpool.
    Children will develop their knowledge and understanding of artist’s ideas and concepts and begin to identify how meanings and emotions are conveyed through art. In each year group, children will be exposed to a wide variety of cultures, beliefs and religions.
    Students work is celebrated throughout the school and is to be displayed in many areas across classrooms and corridors.
    Sharing work
    In our reception class children are free to express themselves in their scrimble books as well participating in a wide variety of topic related art and design sessions. They have the opportunity to paint and draw with different colours, textures and work is often linked to topics and seasons allowing them to design masks and create bonfire night and seascape compositions. From year 1, children’s work in Art is recorded in sketch books so they can revisit or try out new techniques, which can be shared with other children and teachers. An end product for each topic is produced separately or photocopied to create displays around the school.
    Pupils benefit from a selection of Art and Design materials. Each class has a selection of materials to use as well as access to a central store.
    Thoughtful Questioning
    Questions woven through the planning for the units of work allow pupils to think deeply and logically about their work at hand. Pupils working towards the learning expectation are supported through careful questioning and peer support.
  •                                                                                                   Year 3 and 4 did some landscape paintings  inspired by Heaton Cooper
    Wider Opportunities
    Alongside our curriculum provision for art and design, we also provide Infant pupils with the opportunity to participate in art based after school clubs. These clubs have been run by staff; the Friends of Church Walk also run a Christmas Art and Craft Club for all children who want to participate.

  • Impact
    By the end of the key stages, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the subject of art programme of study.

    Talking to pupils throughout the year groups show pupils art across the curriculum. They take pride in creating their pieces and discussing the artists they have been learning about.
    When asked, pupils can talk about the artist and the skills they have used to create a piece of art.

    Pupils understand where their knowledge fits into the outside world and why it is important to learn about artists and different techniques.
    Pupils are able to articulate themselves using acquired vocabulary from the art topics.
    Pupils are able to apply their skills to produce final pieces of work and research different artists. Pupils are confident when explaining their work to people and their work is at an expected or greater standard.
    Pupils have developed their ideas beyond the expected example for the end of unit product. Pupils are confident in explaining their thoughts and feelings about their work and are reflective about their working process.
                                                                         Newlands made some Stone Age Cave painitngs


Clay poppies for Remembrance Day

Year 6 went to Liverpool and saw lots of art and sculpture.

    Year 2 made some Aboriginal Paintings

Newlands  explored sketching.


‘Teach children how they should live and they will remember it all of their lives.’ Proverbs 22:6

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide a secure, happy learning community based upon Christian Values in which each child is encouraged to reach their full potential.

We aim to support the children's developing skills as learners by:

  • Providing a secure foundation upon which individuals can grow into independent, challenged learners.
  • Stimulating active learning experiences,that develop children's awareness of themselves as learners.
  • Valuing every child irrespectve of gender, disability,age, race or culture and ensure that they have an active voice in school and know that their opinions matter.
  • Supporting children in succeeding in their learning and finding opportunities to celebrate their success.
  • Developing skills of independence, co-operation and self- motivation.
  • Contributing to the wider community, both locally and globally.  


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