Art and Design Technology

Our Intent 

Our intention is to offer a structure and sequence of lessons to ensure children have the skills required to meet the aims of the national curriculum. The intent is to ensure all pupils produce creative, imaginative work. Children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills, e.g. collage, printing, weaving and patterns. Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers. They will also develop their interest and curiosity about art and design through a series of lessons offering skills progression, knowledge progression and offering children the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways. At Brookwood, Art in particular, will offer the chance for children to develop their emotional expression and to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development. 


Each key stage focuses on different themes to ensure continued interest in the subject as well as acquiring new knowledge. Children will be given opportunities to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Children should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. Within early years the units mirror the four key areas identified in our KS1 and KS2 scheme: Drawing, Painting and mixed media, Sculpture and 3D and Craft and design. They will learn the baseline skills (mark making, pencil grip, colour and material exploration) and be given the chance to express themselves in a variety of ways. Key stage 1 will begin to build on their experiences in EYFS, introducing new techniques, focus on developing their own ideas and are given opportunities to reflect on their own work whilst learning about a range of artists. Within key stage 2 the skills previously learned will now be put into practice; whether it be shading, still life drawing, sculpture, watercolour painting or sewing. The children will also not only learn about artists, but will learn about sculptures and architects.  


Children and adults will love leaning art and design. Teachers will have high expectations and high-quality art will be evidenced in a variety of ways. Children will be able to use rich vocabulary accurately and pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified. Children will be given opportunities to improve their enquiry skills and inquisitiveness about the world around them, and their impact through art and design on the world. Children will become more confident in analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art. Children show competence in improving their resilience and perseverance by continually evaluating and improving their work. They will become confident artists and designers and will be knowledgeable about a variety of skills.  

We use the Kapow scheme of work as the basis of our planning for Art and DT.



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