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Art & Design

Curriculum Statement

Art & Design at Stamshaw Junior School


At Stamshaw Junior School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.

The National Curriculum for Art and Design aims 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.



The teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at our school is based on the National Curriculum, ensuring a well-structured approach to this creative subject.

In KS2, Pupils are taught:

To create sketch books 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 [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]  
About great artists, architects and designers in history.  

Pupils are 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.


Formative assessments take place throughout the year and teachers evaluate the progress and attainment against the National Curriculum expectations of attainment. Teachers use this assessment technique to inform future lessons; ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately.

Further information is gathered through pupil questionnaires; highlighting strengths and achievement and any improvements, knowledge and skills that still need to be embedded.

Art & Design Progression of Sequencing