Art & Design


Art & Design - Curriculum Intent
At Woodley CofE Primary School, we aim to foster the following characteristics in our pupils during Art & Design lessons:
  • The ability to use visual language skillfully and convincingly (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights and accentuate their individuality. 
  • The ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form. 
  • The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination. 
  • The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media. 
  • An impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craft makers and designers. 
  • The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings. 
  • Independence, initiative and originality that they can use to develop their creativity. 
  • The ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skilfully and inventively to realise intentions and capitalise on the unexpected. 
  • The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others. 
  • A passion for and a commitment to the subject. 


Essential Opportunities 

Key Stage 1 
 Key Stage 2 
• Exploring and using media and materials. 

• Being imaginative 

• Use experiences and ideas as the inspiration for artwork. 

• Share ideas using drawing, painting and sculpture. 

• Explore a variety of techniques. 

• Learn about the work of a range of artists, artisans and designers. 

  • Use experiences, other subjects across the curriculum and ideas as inspiration for artwork. 

• Develop and share ideas in a sketchbook and in finished products. 

• Improve mastery of techniques. 

• Learn about the great artists, architects and designers in history. 


Expected Opportunities - National Curriculum
Art & Design - Threshold Concepts
AD1  AD2  AD3. 
Develop Ideas Master Techniques Take Inspiration from the Greats
This concept involves understanding how ideas develop through an artistic process. This concept involves developing a skill set so that ideas may be communicated. This concept involves learning from both the artistic process and techniques of great artists and artisans throughout history.
Art & Design Curriculum Progression
Please take some time to look at the Knowledge and Skills that your child will be taught from YR - Y6 during Art & Design sessions.
Milestone 0 is for the 4 - 5 year old children in our Reception Classes (EYFS)
Milestone 1 is for the 5 - 7 year old children in Y1 & Y2 Classes (KS1)
Milestone 2 is for the 7 - 9 year old children in Y3 & Y4 Classes (LKS2)
Milestone 3 is for the 9 - 11 year old children in Y5 & Y6 Classes (UKS2)