Art and Design


We believe that every child is an artist and has the potential to produce pieces of art to be proud of. At Camps Hill, the curriculum has been designed to teach a range of skills, techniques and, both practical, theoretical and disciplinary knowledge, across all year groups.
We recognise that not all pupils have the resources and opportunity to practice art skills at home. Therefore, our curriculum at school is designed to give children the opportunity to explore, engage, design and have challenge in a range of multimedia. As pupils move through the school, they learn about a range of; artists, styles and art/design created in a variety of ways and in a range of media. These have been strategically planned to include artists from the past, and those creating pieces of art in the present day. Artists are also chosen to reflect the multicultural and international diversity of our community


 The primary areas of drawing and colour will be taught every year across the curriculum and children in the EYFS will have opportunities to begin to develop language, knowledge and skills in these areas.

• The secondary areas of digital art (taught through Colour and Drawing), collage and printing will be taught on a two-yearly cycle with basic skills developed in the EYFS. Form and textiles will also be taught throughout the Art Curriculum.

• Sketchbooks will be used from Year 1-6 to allow pupils to experiment, record their ideas and practice skills.

• Pupils will develop language and knowledge of art to critique and evaluate their own art and others in every unit taught.


How we measure impact:

At the end of each unit, Teachers will assess children's knowledge, understanding and application of skills. This will enable to plan for any gaps in these areas in future units. 

Annually, teachers will make a judgement on whether the child are working towards, at, or exceeding age-related expectations. This is recorded on the school's tracking system. 

The number of children accessing 'Art' Club is monitored to ensure that PPG and SEND children are able to access. 

Skills Wheels





 Progression Map

Skills Wheels: