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Art and Design Intent Statement


At Brookfield Community Primary School, we aim for all children to access high quality, varied art lessons that enable them to develop and explore their creativity so that they can reach and exceed their potential.


Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, collage and sculpture and are given the opportunities to explore and evaluate their ideas. Our art curriculum encourages our children to develop these skills by exploring a range of media and materials. Children will be introduced to a broad range of different artists to develop their own styles and vocabulary. They will have  opportunities to broaden their knowledge and understanding about the differences and similarities of these artists, use them as a stimulus for creativity, and be able to make links to their own work.


During art lessons, children are expected to reflect and evaluate their own work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. This is achieve through metacognition strategies and require the children to annotate their sketch books with thoughts and feelings. These are invaluable skills for their future adult lives and in the world of work.


We recognise that art is a great starting point for children to develop language and communication between their peers and members of staff when they arrive in our EYFS class. Therefore, we allow children to express themselves through a range of different media and materials during the first year at school. We continue to foster this love of art throughout their school journey by celebrating as a school - through our corridor displays, annual whole school art week celebration and exhibitions.


We aim for our children to meet the aims of the National Curriculum by:


  • Producing creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.


  • Becoming proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.


  • Evaluating and analysing creative works using the language of art, craft and design.


  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.





The teaching and implementation of the art and design curriculum at Brookfield Primary School is based on the National Curriculum, ensuring a well structured approach to this creative subject.


The children are taught art at least 3 times a year across a broad spectrum of topics and experiences.  The areas covered by our Kapow scheme of work include a wide range of artistic inspirations - including the works of the great and current artists. Our planning ensures that age related expectations are built on year on year and progression is clearly planned for in our progression documents.  Through the children's work in sketchbooks  you will see how the curriculum has inspired them, expanded their knowledge and to challenged them to really think about art, how it makes them feel and the impact it can have on people. 

The children's learning is further enhanced with a whole school arts week in the summer term where the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists.





Our art curriculum results in high quality, well thought out activities that demonstrate progression and stimulate creativity.

Pupils are clear about what the intended outcomes are taught to measure their own work against this, as a means of expression or to explore the styles of other artists that inspire their work.

In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

- A careful analysis of application of skills used in art lessons;

- A celebration of learning for each term which demonstrates progression across the school;

- Pupil and teacher voice discussions about  learning; which includes discussion of their thoughts, ideas, processing and evaluations of work.

- Ongoing teacher assessments and evaluations where this information is used to inform future teaching; ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately.