Art Curriculum

The information below describes our rationale for teaching art in our school.qbart

a. Who leads this subject?

Art Subject Leader: Karen Vernon

Subject Team Governor: Joanne Hewson

Part of the SAW (Sports, Arts and Wellbeing)

Curriculum Design: Own curriculum with scheme support from PlanBee Curriculum.

a. Art Curriculum Intent

Developed as part of our Ambition Institute specialist curriculum training:

“Art is not just a subject they can learn but an activity you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality” Quentin Blake

 Through Art at St Margaret’s CE Primary School, we aim to provideopportunities for Creativity, Collaboration and Communication, to build Confidence and Cultural awareness. We aim to equip our pupils with the skills and techniques that will enable them to develop their imagination, inventiveness and inquisitiveness. We instil in them the belief that Art is available to and accessible by all but moreover that it is great fun and exhilarating! View our School Art Gallery HERE.

d. Art Units (Top Level Coverage)



d. Art Knowledge Boards

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage.

Our knowledge boards have been designed by our curriculum team of experts and secures the coverage and progression through our school.

Art Knowledge Boards: 


e. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education in Art


b. Art National Curriculum Purpose

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should 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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

c. Art National Curriculum Aims

The aims for the Art Curriculum are to ensure that all pupils:
• Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
• Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
• Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
• Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


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