Through the Art and Design curriculum at St Paul’s School, we intend that our children should master to such an extent that they can go on to have careers within Art and Design and make use of art effectively in their everyday lives.


At St Paul’s we aim to inspire the pupils and develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own works of art. We will give pupils every opportunity to develop their ability, nurture their talent and interests, express their ideas and thoughts about the world, as well as learning about the rich heritage and culture of the British Isles and beyond.

For (ART/DT) we have chosen to use KAPOW primary as our scheme of learning.
Please find the curriculum map and progression of knowledge and skills documents that we follow.
Using KAPOW we are able to deliver a rich curriculum that empowers staff and students with their understanding.
Throughout the curriculum the children will focus on 4 main strands which are revisited constantly building on previous learning.

These are:

.Making skills
.Formal elements (line, shape, tone, texture, pattern, colour)
.Knowledge of artists

The children are involved in the evaluation, dialogue and decision making about the quality of their outcomes and the improvements they need to make. By taking part in regular discussions and decision-making processes, children will not only know facts and key information about art, but they will be able to talk confidently about their own learning journey, have higher metacognitive skills and have a growing understanding of how to improve.

The impact of our Art and Design curriculum ensures the children will:

Produce creative work, exploring and recording their ideas and experiences.

Be proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques

Evaluate and analyse creative works using subject-specific language.

Know about great artists and the historical and cultural development of their art.