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Art and Design

At Broomwood Primary School, we aim to create a broad and inspiring curriculum that encourages all children to find their passion and personality through the medium of art. The children will have access to Art in accordance with the National Curriculum 2014. 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.


At Broomwood Primary School, we aim to create a broad and inspiring curriculum that encourages all children to find their passion and personality through the medium of art.

Content: Our intention within art is that our substantive and disciplinary knowledge is developed over time across each key stage of the school. We intend to map topics so as to form these effectively over the long term. This is set down in the long-term plans below.

Progression: We intend for students to make progress by remembering more and knowing more as they develop across the school. We intend to sequence topics so as to build on prior knowledge, this is set down within our progression document.


The implementation of Art is based on the understanding of the 7 elements of art which will be woven within the 5 disciplines taught throughout the academic year. Our substantive knowledge is progressive and is built upon year after year.

The substantive knowledge within these 7 elements will be progressive from EYFS to Year 6. It is essential that the children are exposed to a range of artists and artwork, understanding the different styles and history of art throughout the years. The substantive knowledge is being able to use essential and progressive vocabulary when researching and discussing art.

Teaching in this thematic manner helps children to make cross curricular connections and develop understanding of Art they will see around them in the broader world. Children are taught using a knowledge led approach ensuring children have the opportunities to develop Art specific vocabulary and become articulate learners Art is taught in a progressive way, building on skills developed in EYFS and KS1 to enable the children to become proficient artists and apply and refine their skills to new challenged across KS2.

Disciplinary Knowledge in art is the interpretation if the elements, how they can be used and combined in order to create a specific and desired effect. It is also the critical evaluation of artists work, evaluating style and technique and having the ability to appraise a piece of work.

Clubs offer children further opportunities to develop their love of Art and build on the skills they have developed in class.


The result of teaching art throughout our school will be: A secure understanding and knowledge of the progression of skills right through from EYFS to Key Stage 2 The children are able to use a range of media within their artwork Children are able to articulate the correct art specific vocabulary