Art and Design at Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary School

‘Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else’ Sydney Gurewitz Clemens.

Our Art and Design curriculum at Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist School is underpinned by our school vision of being Rooted and Grounded in Love for All (Ephesians 3.17). We live this out through our values of care, collaboration, creativity, courage and Christian faith. 

Underpinned by our curriculum drivers of Flourishing for All, Diversity and challenge, our Art and Design focuses on;

  • Making skills

  • Formal elements (line, shape, tone, texture, pattern, colour)

  • Knowledge of artists

  • Evaluation of work


Art and Design is a vital part of the primary curriculum as it provides a means of expressing oneself for each child. It is a practical subject which stimulates creativity, personal expression, a sense of well-being and imagination through the use of a wide range of materials and techniques, whilst the children develop their own visual literacy in the wider historical and current contexts of artists, designers and craft makers. The lessons are practical in nature with the progression of skills taking on a linear approach, year on year. 

Art and Design at Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary School plays an important part in each child’s development. We use Kapow Primary scheme to supplement our planning and teaching of Art and Design. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that children are involved in 

the evaluation, dialogue and decision making about the quality of their outcomes and the improvements they need to make. By taking part in regular discussions and decision-making processes, children will not only know facts and key information about art, but they will be able to talk confidently about their own learning journey, have higher metacognitive skills and have a growing understanding of how to improve.


Children will be able to:

  • Produce creative work, exploring and recording their ideas and experiences.

  • Be proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.

  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using subject-specific language.

  • Know about great artists and the historical and cultural development of their art.

  • Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National curriculum for Art and design.

Click here: Art – National Curriculum

Click here: Art – Progression Document

Summer Term Plans
Art outside the curriculum
  • Trips such as Yorkshire Sculpture Park 
  • Visiting local artists and workshops 
  • Famous Artists Assemblies 
  • Art trails within the community 
  • Homework challenges