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Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement for Art and Design


At Borrow Wood we value Art and Design as an important feature of our children’s exposure to a broad and balanced curriculum. We want children to see themselves as creative learners, building self-confidence and self-esteem. We strive to inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children will acquire the ability to make informed and personal responses of their own work and that of others. This will include appreciating and evaluating the work of a wide range of artists and crafts people from different cultures.  

We want our children to: 

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas (for example through the use of sketchbooks) and recording their experiences.  

  • become proficient in drawing, printmaking, painting, collage, 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. 



In the Foundation Stage, children are taught Art and Design through the key areas of learning set out in the EYFS statutory framework, supported by Development Matters. We follow the National Curriculum for Art and Design in Key Stages 1 and 2. It is taught over a rolling two-year cycle, where weekly lessons enable the children to build on knowledge and skills over time.  

We use the AccessArt scheme to support the planning and implementation of high-quality units of work. The scheme develops artistic styles and use of a variety of materials through a progressive, varied and exciting curriculum. Children have the opportunity to practise and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, printmaking, painting, collage and making (including sculpture). Sketch books are used to record, develop and progress their ideas, enabling the children to reflect on their creative journey as they move through school. Final pieces of work are completed at the end of each unit of study.  The children are offered the opportunity to reflect on their finished pieces and take part in a class gallery, offering supportive advice and compliments to their classmates.  

Works of a wide range of artists and sculptors are used to explain techniques and share ideas. Key skills and knowledge are taught including incorporating colour, form & space, line, pattern, shape and texture. Children are encouraged to create, develop, experiment and evaluate their artwork including painting and sculpturing techniques. 

At Borrow Wood Primary School, we also provide the children with additional opportunities and events to further promote the love of art, including - demonstrations and workshops with local artists, themed art days, such as the National Gallery’s ‘Take One Picture’, creative homework and an Art Club. 



As they move through Borrow Wood, children will show:   

  • Enthusiasm about art lessons and demonstrate interest and engagement. 

  • Confidence in discussing personal observations and opinions based on their interpretation of historical and modern day artists. 

  • That they can use and apply technical vocabulary when describing their own work and the work of others. 

  • Increasing proficiency with different media. 

  • Know that their work will be successful and there is no such thing as failure in Art. 

  • Innovation, imagination and ability to try new things. 

We also measure the impact of our Art and Design curriculum through summative assessment at the end of each unit of work and through pupil voice interviews throughout the year.