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Mount Carmel

Catholic Primary School

I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full - John 10:10

Our Art and Design Curriculum

Our Art and Design Lead is Kalym Robertson

'Any form of Art is a form of power; it has impact, it can effect change. It can not only move us, it makes us move.'

Ossie Davies



At Mount Carmel we intend that children should master Art and Design to such an extent that they can go on to have careers within Art and Design and make use of art effectively in their everyday lives. Our children will be taught Art and Design in a way that ensures progression of skills, and follows a sequence to build on previous learning. Our children will gain experience and skills of a wide range of formal elements of art in a way that will enhance their learning opportunities, enabling them to use art and design across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems, ensuring they make progress. 




We follow a broad and balanced Art and Design curriculum that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. Looking at pupils’ work, especially over time as they gain skills and knowledge. Observing how they perform in lessons. Talking to them about what they know.  




Our children enjoy and value Art and Design and know why they are doing things, not just how. Children will understand and appreciate the value of Art and Design in the context of their personal wellbeing and the creative and cultural industries and their many career opportunities. Progress in Art and Design is demonstrated through regularly reviewing and scrutinising children’s work to ensure that progression of skills is taking place.  The Art and Design curriculum will contribute to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. This would be seen in them being able to talk confidently about their work, and sharing their work with others. Progress will be shown through outcomes and through the important record of the process leading to them. Our Art and Design scheme ensures progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Art and Design curriculum. All classes will have scheduled Art and Design lessons during Live Life To The Full Week. Children’s work and pictures of their work will be stored in their Art Journals for reference and assessment. We want to ensure that Art and Design is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using art are always taken.