Art and Design

Art and design at St Clement’s Catholic Primary School, is seen as a fundamental part of school life. We are committed to providing a rich Art and Design Curriculum for our children and we believe that by developing this, we can contribute to the quality of our children’s lives, both within and beyond school. Art and Design enables children to express themselves, to be creative and to learn about their own and other cultures and communities. We see Art and Design as a means to support learning in a range of ways; skills developed in Art and Design can be transferred across the curriculum to aid learning in school and beyond.

Early Years Foundation Stage

At St Clement’s, staff select resources to support 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 consider the Characteristics of Effective Learning when they are planning, leading or supporting learning.

What our pupils will learn in KS1 and KS2 (Intent)

As a school, we have chosen to use a published scheme, Kapow Art and Design Scheme of Work, to teach the Art and Design Curriculum in Key Stage 1 and 2. Kapow Art and Design Scheme of work enables our teachers to deliver creative, inspiring and engaging lessons and provides for progression in skills and knowledge. The scheme of work meets the requirements for the National Curriculum for Art and Design.

How our pupils will be taught Art and Design in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (Implementation)

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Art and Design in Key Stage 1 and 2 is taught in weekly lessons.

Progression and Assessment


Regular observations and assessments of learning take place throughout the year 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

Observational assessments take place during the art lessons and at the end of the unit using an informal quiz. The assessments contribute to a summative judgement at the end of the year.


The impact of the curriculum will be reviewed at the end of the year through observations of pupils’ work, through discussions about their work and through the results of the informal quizzes at the end of each unit of work.


Art and Design Progression of skills and knowledge