Christ The King RC Primary School

Art & Design

"Every child is an artist." Pablo Picasso

Our Art and Design scheme of work aims to inspire pupils and develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own works of art. 

The curriculum is founded on the Kapow Primary scheme of work which provides a comprehensive, motivating and progressive model, written by subject experts.


The curriculum has 3 strands that run throughout. These are:

  • Making skills (including formal elements)
  • Knowledge of artists
  • Evaluating and analysing


These strands are revisited in every unit where pupils have the opportunity to learn and practice skills discretely.  The knowledge and skills from these units are then applied throughout the other units in the programme of study.  Key skills are revisited again and again with increasing complexity in a cyclical curriculum model which promotes metacognition retention and allows pupils to revise and build on their previous learning.


Curriculum Documents: 

Art and DT Curriculum Map 2023-24

Art and DT Curriculum Overview 23-24 

Art Progression of Skills 23-24

Art and Design CTK 3 I's Statement 2023-24    


Knowledge Organisers 

This term during Art & Design, the children will be covering the following units of work: 

Autumn Term 

Year 1 - Drawing

Year 2 - Drawing

Year 3 - Painting and mixed media

Year 4 - Drawing

Year 5 - Drawing

Year 6 - Drawing                            

Year 2 Formal Elements of Art

Year 5 Art and design: Formal elements: Architecture

EYFS All About Me & Me and My Family 

Year 6 Make My Voice Heard 

Year 3 Formal Elements of Art

Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU

0161 681 2779
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