Curriculum – Art & Design

Art and Design Subject Lead: Mrs Shields

Art and Design Link Governor: 

The teaching of Art at Stanley Crook Primary School provides opportunities to experience and explore materials, skills and techniques in different ways. Pupils have regular opportunities to engage with different art forms using sketching, painting, sculpting, printing and working with digital media. They will have the opportunity to create art inspired by famous artists and their style of work. Pupils are provided with the skills and knowledge to create pieces of work they can reflect on, refine and be proud of. Pupils will also be encouraged to recognise how they can improve work and recognise the progression they have made.

Children are provided regular interesting, diverse and cross curricular art opportunities through whole school art challenges/tasks.

School teaches a skills-based art curriculum, which allows children to express their creative imagination as well as providing them with opportunities to practise and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture. This is supported through the studying of key artists and the
development of a knowledge of their work.

Lessons are taught in blocks on a half termly/termly basis and involve studying existing pieces of art, sketching aspects of these, with a particular focus on the necessary skills, before completing a final piece. The children will then be given constructive feedback and next steps, with further opportunities to create the art
piece, to improve their work and ensure that the skills are being developed. The evidence of their work is collected within the art sketch book which follows the children through the school. Photographs of larger, group or 3D pieces are also kept within this book.

It is the aim for every pupil to discover what they like and what art and media inspires them to be creative. We will encourage pupils to use their imagination powers and explore and express themselves through the arts. We strive to inspire pupils to be creative through art challenges/tasks, as well as through our everyday curriculum.

It is important for children to gain the confidence to see themselves as artists. We want them to leave our school with an abundance of wonderful memories of creative experiences that they have had. We also want our pupils to leave us with the knowledge, skills and learning capacities to tackle creative and artistic challenges in the future, taking pride in their progression and the artwork they have produced over their time at Stanley Crook Primary.

Art Long term plan Mixed Age Two-Year Programme

Art Progression of Knowledge and Skills

Art Key Vocabulary



Team Dahl have added line drawings of flowers to our  hands and feet’s prints.

Take a look at Team Dahl’s beautiful versions of Monet’s ‘Garden Door’ ????


The children are really proud of their autumn silhouette art in Team Donaldson!


Painting like a cave person. Using our hands and fingers to make art in Team Cowell.


Some of the children have created some lovely Autumn tree pictures in their learning zones!

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