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“Our inclusive St Faith’s family strives to enable all to achieve their full potential and inspire a community of hope and friendship. We seek excellence by ensuring a safe, respectful and flourishing learning community, where differences are celebrated and our genuine love and high expectations make a difference to all.” “Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” (Oscar Romero)


Art Intent and Implementation 


Art Intent

To support and encourage every child to think creatively, to be engaged, inspired and challenged, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.


 Implementation of Art

  • We aim to encourage our children to remember knowledge of art and to build on their prior learning in art.
  • As teachers to use the progression grids to inform planning that refer to the Development Matter strands and National Curriculum objectives throughout EYFS and Key stage 1.
  • Model the skills and techniques at each stage of progression so our children are given opportunities to practice and develop- drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, weaving and collage.
  • Some art lessons are taught subject specific whilst sometimes combined in a cross curricular approach with DT for example.

The Impact of Art- will be what the children know and have learnt by the end of Year two. It is the variety of skills and techniques achieved, practised and developed through the high quality teaching of Art in our school.

Early Years

In the EYFS, the ways in which every child engages with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically – underpin learning and development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner.

Children are taught Art through the area of learning, Expressive Arts and Design.

The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials.


The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.


Key Stage 1
In accordance with the National Curriculum:

  • Children are taught to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Children are taught: to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • Children are taught: to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Children are taught: about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.


In Key Stage 1, the key knowledge and skills have been identified for coverage throughout the year and for each year group, as well as careful consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school.
At the beginning of each topic, children are able to convey what they know already. This ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points.


Consideration is given to the needs of the children and how art will be taught, learnt and demonstrated within each lesson, as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion.


The distinctive Christian values of respect, compassion, trust, justice, friendship and community are promoted through the experiences we offer to every child, in all areas of the curriculum.

Progression of Knowledge and Skills

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