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The Primary Knowledge Curriculum:

St johns will be following the P.K.C Art scheme of work, the scheme entitles students to develop their skills and make connections throughout different topics studied alongside their art lessons. For example, if the Saxons and Vikings is being taught in History the connection will be made with the Bayeux Tapestry within Art.


Below is a full outline of each year group explain what will be taught within Art, skills progression and development and the links across the national curriculum.

P.K.C year by year Progression


Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Our aim is to provide each pupil at St John’s Primary School with the opportunity to develop their artistic skills, visual perception, confidence and enjoyment of art;


  • The teaching of Art is a legal requirement and is within the framework of the National Curriculum;
  • This policy is in line with the overall Curriculum aims;
  • The school will provide an enriching personal experience creating an artistic outlet for individual expression, enabling children to communicate creatively and practically.


The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms


By the end of Key Stage 1 pupils should be helped to:


  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work
By the end of Key Stage 2 pupils should be helped to:
  • develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history


Art is taught as part of the creative curriculum we aim to provide a broad and balanced experience.