Our Art and Design curriculum aims to inspire pupils and develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own works of art. We believe it is important to nurture creativity, experimentation and exploration of their own ideas.
At Charlton, we follow the Kapow Art and Design scheme of work to ensure our pupils will have opportunities to develop their ability, nurture their talent and interests, express their ideas and thoughts about the world, as well as learn about art and artists across cultures and through history. We want our pupils to develop the confidence to take risks, express themselves creatively and explore their interests and ideas, as well as be reflective learners who evaluate their work and the work of others.
By using Kapow as our Art and Design scheme, we are enabling our children to meet the end of key stage attainment targets in the national curriculum. These can be found in individual unit planning and in our progression documents. As part of our school development towards an Artsmark accreditation, Kapow Primary is an Artsmark partner and this will give our school additional support on our Artmark journey, inspiring our children to create, experience and participate in great arts and culture.
The Kapow Art and Design curriculum is structured with five key strands that run throughout the scheme. These are:
Other Curriculum Links
Where possible, our Art and Design curriculum makes links to other subjects without losing sight of learning key skills and knowledge. In the Kapow scheme, the planning for each unit shows our teaching staff how links to other subject national curriculum objectives can be made.