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Art & Design


The curriculum will:

  • Inspire curiosity about artists and techniques.
  • Develop children’s enjoyment of art and design through engaging and practical experiences.
  • Foster an understanding of how art and design can communicate ideas around wider issues.
  • Enhance children’s artistic skills and knowledge in order for them to meet the National curriculum end of key stage attainment targets.




At Chartham Primary we follow The Kapow Art revised scheme of work. This is designed with five strands that run throughout.

  • Generating ideas
  • Using sketchbooks
  • Making skills, including formal elements (line, shape, tone, texture, pattern, colour)
  • Knowledge of artists
  • Evaluating and analysing


Units of lessons are sequential, allowing children to build their skills and knowledge, applying them to a range of outcomes. The formal elements, a key part of the National Curriculum, are also woven throughout units. Key skills are revisited again and again with increasing complexity in a spiral curriculum model. This allows pupils to revise and build on their previous learning.

Units in each year group are organised into four core areas:

● Drawing

● Painting and mixed-media

● Sculpture and 3D

● Craft and design



Our curriculum is designed in such a way that children are involved in evaluation, dialogue and decision making about the quality of their outcomes and the improvements they need to make.

The impact can be constantly monitored through ongoing teacher assessment. Pupils should leave Chartham Primary School equipped with a range of techniques and the confidence and creativity to form a strong foundation for their Art and Design learning at Key Stage 3 and beyond.


The expected impact should be that children can:

  • Produce creative work, exploring and recording their ideas and experiences.
  • Be proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using subject-specific language.
  • Know about great artists and the historical and cultural development of their art.
  • Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National curriculum for Art and Design.

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