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Art and Design

All you need to know about our high quality, bespoke Art Curriculum

Curriculum Vision & Pedagogy


Art and Design at The Coombes Church of England Primary School aims to inspire pupils and develop their conīŦdence to experiment and invent their own works of art. Our curriculum uses a skills-based approach and is designed to give pupils the opportunity to develop their ability, nurture their talent and interests, express their ideas and thoughts about the world, as well as learning about art and artists across cultures and through history.

Our vision is that Art enables children to express themselves as individuals through creative work, inspired by a wide range of famous artists of different styles. Children explore a range of media learning to refine new skills, develop designs, explore structure and create representations of different media and style. Lessons are always practical in nature and encourage experimental and exploratory learning with pupils using sketchbooks to document their ideas. Children are taught to discuss and evaluate their work, learning to choose a colour, technique or design for a particular purpose.

The Curriculum Vision is outlined here:

Curriculum Vision: Art & Design 

National Curriculum topics coverage is detailed in our Curriculum Overview. This details when a historical period is taught and some of the key questions for each Art and Design topic topic. 

Curriculum Overview Art & Design


Our further in-depth Curriculum Map of Art & Design at The Coombes details the coverage of National Curriculum objectives, as well as Key Questions and opportunities for children to apply their learning within other curriculum subjects and also in our unique and beautiful school grounds.

This can be found here: 

Curriculum Map: Art 

Year 1

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Year 6

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