Chidham Parochial Primary School

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Art and Design

Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement



At Chidham Parochial Primary School, our aim is to inspire creativity within our pupils through an engaging and diverse Art and Design curriculum. A carefully planned progression of skills equips children with the knowledge necessary to create a range of artworks, providing challenge as well as opportunities to be critical and reflective. Key vocabulary is highlighted, ensuring that children can explain what they are doing and reuse specialist terms at a later date. This can be seen clearly in children’s sketch books from Year 1-6. Through the study of artists linked to topics, children will learn how Art and Design shape our history and contribute to the cultural wealth of our nation.



High standards are maintained in our teaching and learning of Art and Design though a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Art and design are taught in every half term but is a main driver for at least one topic per year group. Teachers are expected to:


· Plan half-termly sequences of lessons, focussing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.

· Plan lessons for their class following the outline of the ‘Cornerstones’ curriculum, adapting this to suit the needs of their learners.

· Make use of sketchbooks where children can record ideas, practice new techniques, further their skills and records new information/vocabulary.

· Encourage all children to achieve their best, enabling children to demonstrate resilience and determination to achieve their goal.

· Artists from different areas are studied throughout the school to give children a balanced knowledge and understanding of art concepts and skills. Links are made to MFL here, where a famous French speaking artist is studied by each year group in Key Stage 2 (Year 3: Renoir, Year 4: Matisse, Year 5: Monet, Year 5: Gaugin)


· School visitors and trips are facilitated where appropriate. We have links with two local art galleries which offer children the change to explore the context of art. We also have links with the Chichester Harbour Conservancy who provide a variety of art driven activities.


Children will be provided with these opportunities at the relevant phases:


Early Years and Foundation Stage · Explore the textures, movement, feel and look of different media and materials. · Respond to a range of media and materials, developing their understanding in order to create a variety of effects. · Use a variety of media to express their ideas

· Explore colour · Explore use for a particular purpose · Develop skills to use simple tools and techniques competently · Select appropriate media and techniques and adapt their learning where necessary

Key Stage 1 · Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products · Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination · Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space · Explore the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines · Make links between famous artists’ work and their own work.

Key Stage 2 · Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas · Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials · Explore great artists, architects and designers in history.



Our Art and Design curriculum is high quality and planned to demonstrate progression. Due to the nature of this curriculum area, Art and Design monitoring takes various forms.


· Summative assessments take place throughout the year and teachers record the progress and attainment against the National Curriculum expectations of attainment. Teachers use this information to inform future lessons; ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately.

· A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes.

· Further information is gathered through pupil conferencing. This highlights strengths and achievement and any improvements, knowledge and skills that still need to be embedded.

· Artwork is celebrated by sharing sketchbooks in class, exhibiting art in the classrooms and in common school displays situated in our school corridors.

· Age related expectation levels are reported to parents at the end of the reception year.


Please click here to see our Art and Design progression of skills in KS1

Click here for our Art and Design progression of skills in KS2.

Sketch Books