Hertford St Andrew CE Primary School

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Art and Design

Lead teacher: Ms Cooper


We aim for our Art curriculum to be inclusive of each child and empower them to build their creativity, confidence and perseverance in their school lives and beyond.

The children will develop their understanding of Art with effective teaching and carefully thought out sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding the elements of Art (colour, line, shape, texture…) will be developed by providing an accessible and engaging curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential.  The children will view and experience many pieces of artwork and explore them through language before interpreting the pieces of work and using them to inspire their own creations. They will explore their creativity by exposing them to a diverse selection of art types throughout their time in school. They will develop their ability to think critically about the work of others and of their own creations and thus develop their evaluation skills. The children will also develop an understanding of the historical and cultural elements of art through exploring artwork that was created in a specific historical time.


We have chosen to teach art by using the Kapow scheme of work. Kapow is a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. This ensures there is a progression of skills and consistency of approach across the school whilst also ensuring that teachers and pupils are supported in developing skills and subject knowledge

Art Curriculum Map


Take One Picture Week

We start each new term with a 'Take One Picture Week' where children study a different theme each term and build upon their existing skills. Each child displays a piece of learning from this week in a gallery and parents are invited to come and see what their children have been up to throughout the theme week.

Take a look at our 'Class Artist' gallery...

Links to help support your child’s learning: