Curriculum subject leader: Mrs Jill Biss


The Art Curriculum- 2020 and beyond

An Artist at Maple Cross develops a deeper artistic understanding and expression by selecting materials and using them to demonstrate their artistic temperament. Artists explore and improvise using a range of materials and techniques, to express how they feel.


The aim of the art curriculum at Maple Cross School is to raise children’s aspirations.

  • To produce creative works and learning, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft 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.



The art curriculum will recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the children’s various starting points and concurrently provide opportunities to broaden and enrich their horizons.

  • All children will be given the opportunity to grow and develop as an artist from their varying starting points.
  • We recognise that some pupils come with artistic skills above and beyond those typical of their age.


The structure of the art curriculum is informed by both professional research and the context, needs and interests of the children.

The school has adopted the Kapow Primary Art, Craft and Design schemes of work. This scheme is designed, so that all teachers, no matter what their artistic background, feel confident, empowered and excited to teach art.


The art curriculum will focus on the growth of and deepening in knowledge, the development and application of skills, the exposure to challenging concepts and the exploration of values and attitudes.

  • Within the curriculum, the organisational design allows for progression of skills, builds subject knowledge and ensures deeper understanding of what it is to be an Artist.
Click here to see the coverage of art across school.



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