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What do we want to achieve?



At St Luke's we implement the digital visual arts resources from Access Art. The inspirational lesson ideas and outcomes are closely linked, where possible, to our wider curriculum. This enables all pupils to deepen their understanding of other subjects through art, but also develop the following skills:


  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


Key Stage 1 pupils are taught to:


  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • 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.



Key Stage 2


Pupils are given the opportunity to further 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.  Reviewing and reflecting on their learning whilst building a portfolio of evidence in their personalised sketch books helps to add value to the skills which have been learnt, giving a sense of ownership, and increasing independence over their creative learning and development.


Pupils are taught to:


  • To Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay].
  • About great artists, architects and designers in history.



Our curriculum map has been created based on the resources and lesson ideas from Access Art. It has been designed to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum, to ensure learning is sequential throughout EYFS - Year 6 and to ensure the art skills learnt are progressive and build upon prior knowledge throughout each year group. 


Children have opportunity to develop their skills within the following art forms, across different scales, independently and collaboratively:


  • Sketchbook work
  • Drawing
  • Painting and collage
  • Printing making and collage 
  • 3D sculptures
  • Digital media and animation


They also have opportunities to explore artwork created by famous artisits, craftspeople, architects and designers from all cultures and times. This helps to generate discussions and questioning to inform their own ideas and preferences.


After each lesson teachers assess children's knowledge and understaning through a range of questions that enable children to relfect and evaluate on their learning. This gives children opportunities to evaluate and improve their work through teacher guidance. 


Have a look on Twitter at the fantastic Art work going on at St Luke's: #Stlukesburywidercurriculum