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Shakespeare Primary School

Art Intent, Implementation and Impact 



(Curriculum design, coverage and appropriateness)

  • To provide a balanced, progressive programme of Art, Craft and Design, building on previous knowledge and achievement.
  • To develop particular creative and technical skills so that ideas can be realised.
  • To enable pupils to become visually literate, to use and understand Art as a form of visual and tactile communication and to have the confidence and competence in reading and evaluating visual images and artefacts.
  • To develop pupils’ cultural capital, their capacity to observe and learn about the world around them and to appreciate Art in a variety of genres, styles and cultures.
  • To interpret ‘Art’ as meaning art, craft and design throughout and ‘artists’ as artists, craftworkers and designers.  Wherever possible equal opportunities of race, gender and ability should be addressed.
  • To develop an appreciation and love of art and to give the children the confidence to ‘have a go’ at a wide range of artistic opportunities.



(Curriculum teaching, delivery)

The children are taught through a combination of direct teaching, investigation and experimentation.  They are provided with first-hand experience, teacher prepared materials, the school collection of library books, reproductions of art work, educational visits, and technology.  The children learn about other artists and cultures through Artist of the Month and whenever possible the requirements of ‘Investigating and Making’ and ‘Knowledge and Understanding’ are brought together.

Subject planning and evaluation is between Year Group teams in each Key Stage. There is a whole school written sequence of learning where knowledge and skills have been divided into Year Groups. This sequencing provides a systematic approach to the teaching and learning of art where the skills and knowledge build up over the years and will be revisited and embedded at certain points. The subject has a co-ordinator.



Planning is used to: -

  • set clear achievable goals;
  • ensure work is matched to pupils’ abilities, experience and interests;
  • ensure progression, continuity and subject coverage throughout the school;
  • develop assessment procedures;
  • provide criteria for evaluation for teaching and learning.

The format uses the National Curriculum Programmes of study for Key Stages 1 and 2.

Planning is the responsibility of teachers in each year group team.  The Art Co-ordinator is available to give guidance and help if necessary. 

Within classes, pupils are taught by a combination of the following, as appropriate and according to the learning tasks: ability/age groups, peer/friendship groups, or by whole class teaching.


Assessment is used to:

  • provide diagnostic information about individuals or groups
  • plan future teaching and learning
  • provide summative information for teachers
  • provide information for parents
  • contribute to a pupil’s curricular record

Assessment techniques used include:

  • teacher assessments of pupil’s performance on task
  • teachers’ observation of pupils when working
  • teacher /pupil discussion and teacher questioning.

Further evidence is provided by the pupil’s evaluation of their own achievements, and by artefacts made by the pupils.  Teacher assessment is carried on the throughout all Key Stages.

The marking of pupils’ work provides both written and oral feedback.  Pupil’s assessment is the responsibility of the class teacher who can call on the curriculum co-ordinator and the assessment co-ordinator for advice.


Art Policy

Art Progression in Knowledge and Skills

Art Long-Term Plan

Year 5 children have participated in the Art and Science in Residence project at The Mount, Fleetwood led by local artist Tina Dempsey. They examined closely beach finds on our coast , looked at patterns, colours and textures and made prints.

SKETCHBOOKS- every child in KS 2 has their own sketchbook. These are used across subjects for recording the children's ideas, interpretations and their progression through art.

Year 2 have been exploring sculpture. Look at our tinfoil sculpture people...

Year 2 have been modelling with clay! They made candle light holders x

Year 2 have been exploring media and making printing blocks from Styrofoam.

Year 3 have been learning how to mix paints to create different colours.

Year 2 have been colour mixing x

Year 1 have been looking at the work of Picasso. Our calendars are inspires by his work.

Year 4 have been using warm and cold colours when creating a city scene (warm sky and cold water).

Year 2 have been making view finders xx

Natural Art in Year 2

Year 6 have used their pencil sketching skills to create human heads.