Art and Design

As a values-led school, our curriculum is underpinned by promoting inclusion, happiness and raising aspirations. It is through these values that we develop the whole child. We believe that the skills we equip our children with will enable them to go into the world as curious, independent thinkers who are able to appraise and consider any views they are exposed to. 

Art Subject Intent 

It is our intent that children will be engaged, inspired and challenged, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.  As they 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 the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Key features of our Art curriculum:  

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms


Organisation of teaching and learning  

  • Early Years – Continuous
  • KS1 – Weekly lessons alternating half terms
  • KS2 – Weekly lessons alternating half terms



We plan from the National Curriculum, but we plan for our children.

  • Long term plans outline the units to be covered in each term, during each Key Stage.
  • Lesson plans identify learning objectives and outcomes for each unit, as well as indicating the skills being taught. Teachers can amend the LTP to ensure learning is maximised.
  • Teaching reinforces key vocabulary relating to the topic as well as recapping vocabulary that children have learnt in previous years.



Art is evidenced in Floor books and Sketchbooks. 


  • Central resources are stored in the Art cupboard. 
  • Individual year groups can request specific resources which is taken from the Art budget.
  • Art is a practical subject; teachers plan and deliver engaging and exciting lessons.
  • Children are given the opportunity to develop independent research skills in art.  Each class has access to a set of chrome books.


Monitoring Procedures 

Quality of teaching and learning of Art at Crossley Hall Primary School is monitored by:

  • Conducting a planning scrutiny (termly)
  • Pupil Voice Survey (termly)
  • Lesson observations take place in all classes throughout the year. 

The subject leader is responsible for monitoring attainment and progress, the outcomes of which are fed back to staff at an appropriate time. 

Art and Design Technology LTP across school 2023.docx

Art Vocabulary Progression – EYFS- Yr6.docx

EYFS Curriculum for Art Lead.docx

Art and Design Progression of Skills.docx