Curriculum Intent

At The Priory Catholic Voluntary Academy, we believe that 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. National Curriculum 2014

At The Priory Voluntary Catholic Academy, in conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our Art and Design teaching offers opportunities for pupils to:

  • 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 developments of their art forms.

Curriculum Implementation

Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1 pupils will be taught how to:

  • use a range of materials creatively to design and make products;
  • how to use drawing, painting and sculptures to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination;
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space;
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices’ and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2 pupils will be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and
their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of
different kinds of art, craft and design. Pupils will be taught:

  • to create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas;
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, clay, paint);
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Please also see Progression Ladders for Art and the Curriculum Overview for Art

Policy Documents

Curriculum Overviews

Progression Ladders