Please find below a progression of Skills document detailing children's learning in Art and Design from Early Years through to Year 6 and beyond in the strands of:

  • Artists and Artworks
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printing
  • Sculpture and Collage

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Art Progression Documents

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Intent, Implementation and Impact


At St William's, we place a great emphasis on the importance of Art and Design. Our Art & Design curriculum is designed to inspire, develop and challenge children's knowledge, understanding and curiosity of their world in which they live, to express themselves in a creative, imaginative manner through exploration. We intend to teach the children a skills based curriculum, with individuality and creativeness flowing through everything they do.

We want to empower them to be ambitious, dream big and aspire to achieve both now and in their adult lives.

  • To inspire the artist within them.
  • To develop a love for learning, curiosity for the wider world and environment around them.
  • As the children progress through school they will develop a deeper understanding of the history of art and design, exploring the impact it has on the contempory life and that of different times and cultures.
  • Pupils will study and explore at least one famous artist in depth and use this knowledge as a stimulus to explore different styles and techniques.
  • We believe that as children progress in their learning they should think critically and both understand and reflect on how art and design has contributed to the shape, future and creativitiy of the world around them.
  • We want to empower them to be ambitious, dream big and aspire to achieve both now and in their adult lives.


Art is taught through an exciting relevant and  cross curricula curriculum. It allows pupils to explore Science, History and  Geography through Art in Key Stage topics.

  • The subject leader will provide staff with an art curriculum linked to our bespoke curriculum, with cross curricular links and specfic artists.
  • Lessons are planned to encourage, engage and promote pupils to explore the work of artists to inspire their own creativity.
  • Art is assessed every term focussing on specific objectives to show progress from early years to year six.


Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, skills  and experiences that pupils can draw upon which demonstrates their cultural awareness and competence. It helps them achieve goals and become successful. The Art curriculum at St Williams contributes to this through:

  • Developing a love of art in the children.
  • Giving the children a broad breath of experiences.
  • Promoting cultural development throughproviding experience and exploration of other cultures art, artifacts,  through Art, History and Geography.
  • Instilling British Values in children by helping them to understand values in our society and how we can protect our environment and the world  through  Art and artists work.
  • Showcasing and sharing childrens work through  displays  in school and school assemblies with the wider community.