Art & Design



At Chew Stoke Church school, we have an Art and Design curriculum that incorporates the skills and knowledge that pupils need to be able to creatively express themselves, harnessing ideas that they themselves may already have whilst taking inspiration from some of the great artists, designers and architects that have lived globally. Children are engaged and inspired by this balance of freedom of expression and existing artwork which, in turn, helps to develop the whole child and is inclusive of all pupils.



Art and design is taught within our cross curricular topics giving pupils the opportunity to develop proficiency in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and craft techniques. Pupils explore ideas, develop techniques and produce creative Arts and Craft work using a range of media. They develop the skills to analyse and evaluate their own and other’s work. Through our Art topics pupils explore the work of famous artists, craftsmen and designers and learn to appreciate how art is created and presented in different cultures. Through links to our History curriculum pupils begin to gain an understanding of the Historical importance of Art.



Through following a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum, it expected that teaching and learning will show progression across all key stages within the strands of Art and Design. Subsequently, more children will achieve age related expectations in Art at the end of their cohort year and Key Stage. It is our aim that children will retain knowledge and skills taught within each unit of work, remember these and understand how to use and apply these in their own art work, whilst beginning to understand what being in ‘artist’ means. At Chew Stoke Church School, we are able to measure the impact that Art and Design has had for all children by:


• Determining the extent to which objectives are met within each lesson and overall, at the end of each unit.

• Summative assessment of pupil discussions about their learning.

• Images of the children’s practical learning.

• Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).

• Moderation staff meetings where pupil’s books are scrutinised and there is the opportunity for a dialogue between teachers to understand their class’s work.

• Annual reporting of standards across the curriculum.


By the time children leave Chew Stoke Church School, we want them to have developed a passion for art and creativity, working both independently and collaboratively. They will have grown in confidence when using a range of tools and techniques, becoming artists that can apply the skills and knowledge that they have developed throughout the years and respond critically to their own and other’s work.

Art and Design