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Children at Latchford St James will complete 3 art units of work throughout each academic year. These units will be focused on a key skill outlined in the National Curriculum; drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles 3D work/sculptures and digital art. Our school curriculum map outlines the skill which should be covered in each year group, as well as key artists that should be of focus. Teachers are required to plan lessons adhering to the curriculum map to ensure a progression of skills. We encourage children to develop their creativity and use their sketchbooks to build ideas, develop specific skills, create final designs, and provide opportunity for recording reflection on their finished piece of work. If children make mistakes, that’s fine – sketchbooks are for exploration, however, we will teach children how to present their work, for example, covering mistakes with a piece of paper so they can flick back through the journey and see their progress so that learning is purposeful and reflective.


Our intended impact is for the majority of children within each year group to be working at expected standards or above for their age. We believe that our Art Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
  • Pupil discussions about their learning; which includes discussion of their thoughts, ideas, processing and evaluations of work.
  • Scrutiny of children’s learning and progression of skills evidenced in their individual sketchbooks.
  • A celebration of our Art work which will be displayed in the PAN exhibition.

Curriculum Documents


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