Seacroft Grange Primary School

Art and Design

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Art and Design and Design Technology are separate subjects but are mapped together in this document to support with the timetabling of these subjects across each year group

At Seacroft Grange Primary we believe that high-quality Art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creative procedural understanding. Our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D.


We aim to:

  • Deliver high quality Art lessons which inspire children to think innovatively and develop create understanding.
  • Ensure Art lessons provide children with opportunities to develop their skills, using a range of media and materials.
  • Strive to teach children the skills of drawing, painting and sculpture and ensure that children are given the opportunity to explore printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art which will ensure a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Introduce children to a range of art work and develop the knowledge, styles and vocabulary used by famous artists.
  • Acquire skills and apply to cross circular topics, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect and explore topics in greater depth.
  • Make children’s art work purposeful, as means of expressions or to explore the style of other artists.
  • Teach children how to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about changes and improvements. We aim for this to be meaningful and continuous throughout the process, with evidence of age related verbal and written reflections.


  • Leaders of learning have produced detailed plans which focus around the practical, theoretical and disciplinary knowledge that is required to teach art.
  • Detailed knowledge organisers have been created which include key questions, images and essential vocabulary.
  • All year groups will teach three Art units throughout the year with the main focus being on drawing and painting. Sculpture is closely linked to Design Technology.
  • There will be opportunities for enhancement e.g Art week/ themed projects (Christmas) throughout the school year (with a view to increasing this) which will focus on other areas of the Art and Craft Curriculum e.g. printing, 3D art, digital art.
  • School has a progression of skills document which focuses on painting, drawing and sculpture throughout each cohort. This also is used a retrieval documents to support teachers with identifying previous taught skills. This document is due to be updated this academic year.
  • Each unit of work has a focus artist that provides the styles, skills etc that the children will be focusing on,


  • Children are engaged in a high quality well thought out curriculum, which is planned to demonstrate progression.
  • Work in books shows clear skills and understanding that has been taught and retained by the children. Progress can been seen throughout year groups.
  • Children are thoughtful in lessons. They talk well about their learning and can articulate their thoughts and understanding to others.
  • Rigorous monitoring and evaluation will drive the subject forward. This will be driven by the subject lead with a clear and consistent AME.
  • We measure the impact of our curriculum through: a reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes; a celebration of learning for each term which demonstrates progression across the school; assessment of the skills and knowledge and pupil discussions about their learning.

The Book - a guide to GOLD - Art and Design. What we do and how we do it.

Art curriculum overview

Moresdale Lane, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 6JR

0113 2605385