Art & Design

At Wood Field Primary School we believe that each child should be able to experience a wide range of creative opportunities, experimenting with different media, learning about a variety of artists and being taught specific art skills. We follow the KAPOW curriculum for our Art & Design units which aims to inspire pupils and develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own works of art. The scheme is written by experts in their field and designed to give pupils every opportunity to develop their ability, nurture their talent and interests, express their ideas and thoughts about the world, as well as learning about art and artists across cultures and through history. It also supports pupils to meet the National Curriculum end of key stage attainment targets and has been written to fully cover the National Society for Education in Art and Design’s progression competencies

Children will have the opportunity to use a wide variety of media in order to experiment with such skills as shading and working in 3D.

In the Foundation Stage this begins with an introduction to mark making, colour, texture and shape, moving towards drawing skills and using different media for a purpose in Key Stage One.

Moving up to Key Stage Two children begin to fine tune and develop their skills and combine these with evaluation of their own work and the work of others.

Children are given opportunities to use sketch books in which they can record their designs whilst also having the opportunity to create ‘big art’. They are also encouraged to be reflective about their work and to look for opportunities to improve and develop.

Art is currently taught as part of the Early Learning Goals (within the Foundation Stage) and as part of the Foundation Subjects in Key Stages 1 and 2. Children are taught to look at art with a critical eye and are encouraged to express an opinion, or discuss and debate their findings.

At Wood Field Primary School we strive to ensure that every child has the opportunity to create, appreciate and learn in a stimulating environment.

Click here to see the Art & Design Long Term Plan

Click here to see the Art & Design Skills Progression document 

Click here to see how the curriculum links to our Drivers and Pupil Qualities