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Brenzett Primary School

BrenzettChurch of England Primary School

'The Lost Sheep' Luke 15:4-7


1. Intent

At Brenzett Primary School, our intent for Art and Design is to provide a high-quality, inclusive, and enriching curriculum that equips our pupils with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to express their creativity and develop a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Through our Art and Design curriculum, we aim to foster a sense of cultural understanding and expression, enabling our pupils to explore, experiment, and engage with a wide range of artistic forms and techniques.

We believe that Art and Design play a vital role in promoting pupils' personal development, self-expression, and well-being. By threading Art and Design throughout the curriculum, as well as delivering bespoke lessons, we aim to inspire pupils to think critically, solve problems creatively, and explore their own unique identities through artistic expression. Our intent is to create a nurturing environment where pupils feel encouraged to take risks, embrace mistakes as valuable learning opportunities and develop resilience and perseverance.

2. Implementation

2.1 Curriculum Design and Sequencing

We have carefully created our Art and Design curriculum to ensure a progressive and coherent learning journey for all pupils. The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum objectives using the Kapow Scheme of Work which is adapted to suit the school’s context.


The Kapow scheme of work is designed with five strands that run throughout. These are:

  • Generating Ideas
  • Using Sketchbooks
  • Making Skills, including formal elements (line, shape, tone, texture, pattern and colour)
  • Knowledge or artists
  • Evaluating and analyzing.

Units of lessons are sequential, allowing children to build their skills and knowledge, applying them to a range of outcomes. Key skills are revisited again and again with increasing complexity in a spiral curriculum model. This allows pupils to revise and build on previous learning. Units in each class are organised into four key areas

  1. Painting and Mixed Media
  2. Drawing
  3. Sculpture and 3d
  4. Craft and Design

2.2 High-Quality Teaching and Learning

Our teachers are highly skilled and passionate about Art and Design. They deliver engaging and inclusive lessons that promote active learning, creativity, and critical thinking. Creativity and independent outcomes are embedded within the units, supporting students in learning how to make their own creative choices and decisions, so that their art outcomes, whilst still being knowledge rich, are unique to the pupil and personal. Our staff provide clear explanations, demonstrations, and scaffolded support to enable pupils of all abilities to achieve their full potential. We encourage collaborative learning, peer feedback, and reflection, fostering a supportive and inclusive classroom environment. Lessons are practical in nature and encourage experimental and exploratory learning with pupils using sketch books to document their ideas. Knowledge organisers for each unit support pupils by providing a visual record of key knowledge and techniques learned encouraging recall of skills processes, key facts and vocabulary.

2.3 Resources and Technology

We ensure that our Art and Design provision is supported by a wide range of high-quality resources, materials, and equipment. We provide access to digital technologies, allowing pupils to explore digital art and design techniques.

2.4 Assessment and Feedback

We use a variety of assessment strategies to monitor and support pupils' progress in Art and Design. Through formative assessment, teachers provide timely feedback, praising pupils' achievements and identifying areas for improvement. We encourage self-assessment and peer assessment to develop pupils' metacognitive skills and independence.