Intent for Art and Design at West Meadows Primary School

At West Meadows Primary School we are guided by the National Curriculum for Art & Design (2014). The National Curriculum for Art & Design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.


Our curriculum design can be seen by looking at the Curriculum Overview which outlines the Artist Studies for each year group and our Year Group Curriculum Overview document which provides more detail about what children will be taught in each year group and how learning progresses from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6.

We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • The assessment of our Composite Tasks and the progression in knowledge and skills demonstrated in pupils’ Art Sketch Books
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice)
  • Moderation staff meetings where pupil’s books are scrutinised and there is the opportunity for a dialogue between teachers to understand their class’s work.

If you would like to find out more about our Art Curriculum, then please contact either your child’s class teacher or our Art Leader, Mrs Sam Walton at

Art and Design Curriculum Overview

Art Year Group Curriculum Overview

Art Vocabulary and Definitions