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Art and Design at Bromet Primary School


Curriculum Intent

At Bromet Primary School, we have designed a curriculum for the arts with the intent that our children will, from the early years, develop a sense of creativity, self-expression, excellence and high attainment.   We ensure that children also have access to  artists from culturally diverse backgrounds as well as more traditional ones. 


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.



The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  1.  Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  2.  Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  3.  Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  4.  Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


Curriculum Implementation

The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school.  

The teaching, learning and sequencing of the curriculum follows;  

  • All children follow a program of progressive skills in art and design, creative dance, music and drama.  These take place in discrete art and design lessons and also as a means of communication in other wider curriculum subjects.  

  • Wherever possible first hand experiences and real things are used to stimulate art and design activities. 

  • New techniques and skills are modelled and examples of work are shown to the children.   

  • In group and individual work, pupils have the opportunity to investigate, explore and develop ideas and techniques. They are also involved in evaluating their work, celebrating success and identifying areas for improvement.  


Early Years Foundation Stage

Pupils explore and use a variety of media and materials through a combination of child initiated and adult directed activities. They have opportunities to learn to:

  • Explore the textures, movement, feel and look of different media and materials
  • Respond to a range of media and materials, develop their understanding of them in order to manipulate and create different effects.
  • Use different media and materials to express their own ideas
  • Explore colour and use for a particular purpose
  • Develop skills to use simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately
  • Select appropriate media and techniques and adapt their work where necessary

Key stage 1

Pupils are taught:

  1.  To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  2.  To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  3.  To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  4.  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

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.

Pupils are taught:

  1.  To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  2.  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]
  3.  About great artists, architects and designers in history.


Curriculum Impact

Each pupil will;  

  • experience a broad, balanced arts curriculum, with an emphasis on the development of understanding and skills in art and design.   

  • experience the arts through other areas of the curriculum.   

  • be given a wide range of opportunities to express themselves creatively.   

  • be given the opportunity to develop skills and interests in out of hours learning.   

  • begin to develop awareness of the emotional impact the arts have on themselves and on an audience.  




Art Scheme of Work - EYFS, KS1 and KS2

We work on a rolling two-year cycle for Art to guarantee that all children are taught a wide range of skills, techniques and artists. Our scheme ensures that the knowledge that the children acquire progresses as they move on to their next classes.  

Vocabulary Progression Documents

Progression of Skills EYFS - KS2