Art and Design

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” 

– Pablo Picasso


Art and Design subject lead: Mrs. H. Rogers


Our Art curriculum inspires children to think innovatively and develop creative procedural understanding and show respect for each other’s work. Children are provided with opportunities to develop skills using 

a range of media and materials. They learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art 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 and vocabulary used by famous artists. The skills they acquire are embedded by means of appropriate tasks. We instil a sense of faith in the children’s individual creativity; be this as a means of expression or to explore the styles of other artists (including those linked to our community) that inspire our own work. In Art, children are encouraged to take risks and experiment and then reflect and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving.

Progression of appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding in exploring and investigating, creating and evaluating artwork, as set out in the National Curriculum, will be clear through the school so that children can reach and exceed their potential and make use of art effectively in their everyday lives.



Kapow Primary offers full coverage of the Art curriculum in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

 EYFS- The Kapow scheme supports the teaching of the Early Years curriculum and the achievement of the Early Learning Goals for Expressive Arts and Design ‘Exploring and Using Media and Materials’ and ‘Being Imaginative. EYFS pupils are taught in variety of ways through adult-led and supported tasks and child-initiated learning in provision areas. Practitioners will take into account the Characteristics of Effective Learning when they are planning, leading or supporting learning.

All children at Saint Augustine Webster will be taught art and design in focused teaching sessions that sit within a curriculum sequence built around the principles of interleaving and spaced retrieval practice using the Kapow Primary scheme. Teaching Art and Design in this way, allows the curriculum to be studied in depth; pupils will have time to complete longer pieces of work over the course of a block rather than in short weekly sessions.

Cross Curricular Links - The skills they acquire will be applied to work in other areas of the curriculum allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth.

Progression and Assessment   - EYFS Regular observations and assessments of learning are recorded using an on-line journal (Tapestry) and contribute to a summative assessment at the end of EYFS using the Early Years Outcomes for Expressive Arts and Design: ‘Exploring and Using Media and Materials’ and ‘Being Imaginative’. KS1 and KS2 Pupils' learning is assessed during and at the end of the unit, using the assessment documents which are part of the Kapow scheme. The assessments contribute to a summative judgement at the end of the year


The desired impact of our Art and Design curriculum is to encourage pupils to develop their creativity and imagination, to explore their ideas and communicate them using a variety of media. Our curriculum will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Art and Design will promote the pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by creating opportunities and activities for pupils to develop their self-esteem and confidence inside and beyond the classroom. Pupils will be encouraged to create, reflect, become independent learners and develop their team work skills. Art and Design will promote British Values by ensuring children develop their understanding of how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity of our nation. Art and Design will help pupils develop a Growth Mindset by encouraging the children to challenge themselves by allowing them to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

We will measure the impact of the Art curriculum through:

If you were to walk into art lessons at Saint Augustine Webster CVA you would see:

Art and Design progression skills grid

Art and Design long term plan

Art and Design Subject Story coming soon.....