Quick Links

Useful Links

Together we succeed

Art Curriculum

The National Curriculum for art aims to ensure that all pupils: produce creative work; 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 and know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.



What does Art & Design look like in our BRAVE curriculum?


B: Our curriculum helps to develop Beaufort Brilliant Minds by allowing children to express themselves and develop self-awareness and resilience through art and design.

R: Our art & design curriculum promotes positive Relationships through developing empathy, providing opportunities for debate and working co-operatively.

A: We recognise that art & design provide an opportunity to develop Amazing Attitudes through appreciating arts and culture from around the world and contributing to understanding British Values and how the arts can raise awareness of a sustainable lifestyle.

V: Our Art & Design curriculum develops a wide range of Vocabulary, both technical and descriptive. We use our curriculum to open new reading opportunities for our children.

E: Opportunities to explore identity, diversity and heritage are celebrated through art & design. Everybody is included and differences are celebrated.

At Beaufort Primary School we use Kapow to ensure our curriculum...

  • Is designed to focus on the main art & design concepts that pupils need to learn and remember. It is also true to the national curriculum for both Key Stages 1 and 2.
  • Ensures full coverage of the National Curriculum is met.
  • Is designed to give a metacognitive approach to leaning a knowledge rich curriculum.
  • Is underpinned by our British values, equalities, school ethos and the need to build cultural capital for all our pupils.

Key principles underpinning our curriculum:

  • Children knowing and remembering 'sticky' knowledge
  • Make explicit links and connections between subjects and real-life experiences.
  • Resource rich environment.
  • Children have an enthusiastic attitude towards art and design lessons and begin to ask and answer questions about the world around them.

Sticky words are identified on a knowledge organiser, taught throughout a unit of work and referred to during the day. As a way of assessment, children are expected to apply these sticky words to their writing across the curriculum. Sticky words are displayed within the classroom environment and used in all lessons to explain and retrieve definitions.

Key Knowledge and skills we develop in our Art & Design curriculum

  • Generating ideas and using sketchbooks, taking inspiration from a range of artists
  • Making skills: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, craft techniques and sculpture
  • Formal elements: colour, form, line, pattern, shape, texture and tone
  • Knowledge of artists' work and techniques
  • Evaluating: critiquing their own work and that of others