Art and Design  🎨


Over their school life, we aim for our pupils to appreciate great art and great artists, designers, craftspeople both past and present from a variety of cultures. We want our pupils to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. Pupils evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design. We believe that pupils should have opportunities to capture their ideas in sketchbooks and produce art that is open and expressive but also be taught specific skills to develop their drawing, painting, sculpture etc. Pupils should develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and are able to choose and apply these in relevant situations. We want our pupils to develop their natural talents and have the opportunity to produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.

Curriculum Coverage

At Parkfield, pupils are predominantly taught Art & Design knowledge, skills and understanding through a weekly lesson lasting half a term. We aim to supplement the Art curriculum through additional enrichment days where the whole class works together to celebrate Art & Design. There will be occasions when teachers deliver an art lesson in response to a particular cross-curricular link or in response to events taking place in the wider community and beyond.

The learning intentions taught within each unit of work are detailed by clicking on the year group links below.

The link below details the different artists that the children learn about whilst they're at Parkfield.

Art and Design Knowledge and Skills Progression Grid

The key skills and knowledge for our Parkfielders are set in a range of subject specific progression grids. These have been personalised for Parkfield and include links to the National Curriculum.Β  This will soon be available below.

Art and Design Policy

Art & Design Subject Policy.pdf