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St Margaret's

CofE Junior School

Growing and achieving in God's love







How do we implement Art and Design?

How do we implement our Art curriculum?

The skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each art topic are mapped across each year group and are progressive throughout the school. The emphasis on knowledge ensures that children understand the context of the artwork, as well as the artists that they are learning about and being inspired by. This enables links to other curriculum areas, including humanities, with children developing a considerable knowledge of individual artists, as well as individual works and art movements. A similar systematic approach to the development of artistic skills means that children are given opportunities to express their creative imagination, as well as practise and develop mastery in the key processes of art.


Our implementation in both Art and in all areas of the curriculum, allows us to focus on our curriculum drivers in our intent. We encourage resilience, independence, communication and language by linking art to all areas of the curriculum. Children are encouraged to develop and refine ideas, evaluating their work and the work of others and to reflect on their outcomes and achievements both verbally and in written form. We provide children with opportunities to aspire to be better as we use high quality examples of artists’ work to stimulate and inspire but also to show what can be aspired to. The work of children is also used to demonstrate high quality work by peers to encourage the children to set their own targets for achievement.

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