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At Asquith we intend that children should access a rich and varied art curriculum, to such an extent that they can go on to have careers in the industry and make use of art effectively in their everyday lives.


Our children will be taught art that feeds their creative development and encourages them to build on their original innate interest in drawing.


We will provide opportunities for children to gain experience in a wide range of formal elements of art that will enhance their learning and develop their creativity and self expression. We will encourage cross curricular links to deepen understanding and ensure progress is made by every child.



We follow a broad and balanced art curriculum led by the National Curriculum and the needs of the children at Asquith. It builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. We have created a progression map for each stage of primary education, and this scaffolds our planning and ensures a clear progression of skills within art.


All classes have scheduled art lessons every term. Some projects will be taught discreetly whilst others will be taught with a cross curricular link. We want to ensure art is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhacing learning by using art are always taken.


You will be able to find photographs of children at work in art/their outcomes on the school website and in and around the school building. Planning is shared between staff to monitor coverage and progression.



Our children enjoy and value art and know why they are doing things, not just how. They will understand and appreciate the value of art in the context of their personal wellbeing and the creative and cultural industries and their many career opportunities.


Progress in art is demonstrated through regular reviewing of planning in accordance to our progression map, book scrutinies and pupil interviews, and lesson observations. 


Our curriculum will contribute to children's presonal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. Children will be able to express their opinions with confidence and understanding, and share their work with others.


Progress will be shown through outcomes and through a clear and considered build up of work based in sketchbooks.