Art and Design

Statement of Intent for Art & Design
 Introduction to Art and Design

“Art is a foundation subject of the National Curriculum and an important part of developing our children’s ability to develop their individual creativity, express their ideas and understanding and to work both individually and collaboratively with others. Each year group plans art lessons, which aim to ensure that children are able to develop key skills using specific media. The importance of Art is evident through our yearly Art Week, in which we plan and deliver skills focusing on a particular skills or aspect of Art, throughout the school. Our aim is to ensure that children are confident approaching artwork, feel a strong sense of achievement, value the impact of art within our own lives and are able to reach their full potential.”

Quote from the National Curriculum 2014

 Curriculum Intent

At Bow CPS Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

 Curriculum Implementation

The teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at Bow CPS Primary School is based on the National Curriculum ensuring a well-structured and balanced approach to this creative subject.

The work of famous local, national and international artists are explored to enhance the children's learning. The children's learning is further enhanced with a whole school arts week where the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists.


Whole School Sketching Skills Day
The children used a variety of media to create drawings from observation. They learned how to really look at the objects and notice the different lines, shapes and areas of light and dark. They sketched leaves and their teddies.
The children learned a variety of techniques including shading, hatching and creating different types of line.They experimented with different tones using graded pencils and charcoal.They investigated shapes and perspective from different view points and have begun to develop shadows. After practicing the different techniques, they sketched their shoe, 3D shapes and a still life composition.
Progression of Sketching Skills
Here are a selection of the fantastic sketches completed on the day - from Reception to Year 6.
The Big Draw
The children learned how to draw figures using the 'sausage and egg' technique. The whole school worked collaboratively to create a large scale banner depicting life at Bow School.