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At Jesse Gray we know that 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.

We have split our Art curriculum into three main areas of teaching: sketching, painting and 3D sculpture.


A Jesse Gray child will leave school knowing they can:

  • 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.
  • All children will build upon their natural pleasure in visual communication.
  • Artistic creation is a pleasurable activity which can provide fulfilment throughout life.
  • Find enjoyment in creative art and see themselves as artists.
  • Find a sense of purpose, achievement and fulfilment in artistic expression.
  • Develop skills to use a range of materials and techniques competently.



Throughout their time at Jesse Gray Primary School, the children are given a range of opportunities to explore a wide variety of materials and techniques, developing their skills and thinking as young artists, using the progression map to form the basis of our Art and Design curriculum. The curriculum is progressive and so allows the children to build on skills, knowledge and techniques year on year. Throughout each unit, the children build on previous understanding.

Various media types are explored within each unit to give the widest possible range of experiences for all children. The materials and media used are revisited throughout units and year groups to ensure progression of skills previously developed. 

Formative and summative assessment opportunities which enable careful planning of next steps, with consolidation opportunities built into the sequence of learning; Quality First Teaching will enable all pupils to make progress; if appropriate, pupils who show particular aptitude are encouraged to participate in enhancement activities both within school and wider opportunities within the community; 

At Jesse Gray Primary School, we are very lucky to have a dedicated Art and Design room, as well as a wide range of resources and tools for the children to explore. Using this space allows us to celebrate Art in all its forms, whilst also providing a wonderful place to display our pieces.


We will measure the impact by:

At Jesse Gray Primary School, we are able to measure the impact that Art and Design has had for all children by: 

  • Determining the extent to which objectives are met within each lesson and overall, at the end of each unit. 
  • Summative assessment of pupil discussions about their learning. 
  • Images of the children’s practical learning. 
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice). 
  • Staff meetings where pupil’s sketch books are scrutinised and there is the opportunity for a dialogue between teachers to understand their class’s work. 
  • Annual reporting of standards across the curriculum.