Sacred Heart CV Academy, St Peter's Avenue, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 1BL

01422 831360

Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy

'A community rooted in Love, growing in Faith and Truth. Learning with Christ in our hearts.'

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Art Curriculum Intent


We are committed as a school to develop a positive school culture towards Art and design within school but also externally within our school community. We want to develop children’s artist preferences and many important lifelong learning skills which will develop their artistic abilities for example: Artistic and Aesthetic Skills. Seeing, drawing, and understanding form, Analytical and Communication Skills, Technical Skills, Organisational and Interpersonal Skills. These skills will develop a life-long love for art and design and allow links to be developed in the world of work.

Pupils will

  •  know how to use line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, and form to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights, and express their individuality
  •  know how to select and use the tools and materials of an artist effectively and independently
  •  have confidence to draw from observation, memory, and imagination
  •  be able to communicate their ideas effectively and fluently in two- and three-dimensional work
  •  be confident to explore, invent, develop, and deconstruct their own ideas communicating with perception and purpose in 2D and 3D
  •  have the necessary knowledge, experience, and vocabulary to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others

Art Curriculum Implementation

  • EYFS learn Art through the delivery of focussed group teaching sessions and continuous provision, relevant and appropriate to their needs and in line with the development matters document.
  • The curriculum is planned in milestone phases to deliver the National Curriculum Programmes of study over a two-year period with opportunity to revise and revisit learning and build on skills and knowledge.
  • Year 1 to 6 Art will be delivered through a unit of learning every other half term. This will be delivered via a mixture of weekly lessons and blocked learning time as appropriate to the skills and knowledge being delivered in the lesson.
  • Time will be taken to review previous learning and link it the new skills and knowledge being delivered.
  • Relevant visits/visitors and enrichment will take place each academic year, providing opportunities to enjoy and discuss the work of other artists.
  • Explicit teaching of skills and vocabulary will take place to support independent creative learning

Art Curriculum Impact

Pupils will

  • - know how to use and care for essential equipment
  • - understand the social and cultural importance of Art in our society
  • - be motivated to give time and thought to expressing themselves using 2D and 3D
  • - be able to express opinions and reactions on the work of well-known artists
  • - have confidence to behave like an artist using their skills and understanding to inform their own innovative, creative, and reflective practice
  • - have a passion for and an understanding of the subject and be ready to take this into their next phase of study.