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Art and Design

Art, craft, and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.  A high-quality Art and Design education should engage, inspire, and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft, and design.  At Godstone Primary and Nursery School we use Kapow Primary to inspire the children’s artistic creativity.


  • To provide all children with a high-quality, progressive art and design education which will engage and inspire them to develop a love of art and design and their talent as artists beyond their time at Godstone Primary and Nursery School. 
  • To raise the profile of art and design at Godstone Primary and Nursery School.
  • To provide all children with a secure understanding of the formal elements of art (line; tone; texture; shape; pattern; colour).
  • To enable children to develop and extend skills sing a range of media and materials through drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. 
  • To provide all children with the opportunity to develop their ability, nurture their talents and interests, express their ideas and thoughts about the world, as well as better their understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through the study of a diverse range of artists. 
  • To provide opportunities to think creatively, develop resilience and grow in both confidence and independence; skills that are essential in all subjects and throughout life. 
  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design. 


Kapow Primary 

  • Provides children with a practical approach to their arts education 
  • Ensures coverage, as well as progression 
  • Lessons taught weekly, over three half-terms 
  • Knowledge organisers


Cross-Curricular Opportunities 

  • Provides children with the opportunity to embed their artistic knowledge and skills by engaging with art beyond that of weekly art lessons. 
  • Children encouraged to create artwork linking to different events across the school year e.g. Harvest Festival, Remembrance, Decoration Morning etc. 


Enrichment Opportunities

  • Art Club 
  • Whole school art competition 
  • Introduce an “art day” 
  • Further enrich the curriculum through visiting artists and visiting real-life art 


  • Raised profile of art and design at or school. 
  • Children to have learned, improved and embedded a range of artistic skills. 
  • Increasing number of children wanting to actively engage in art and develop their own talents as artists. 
  • Awareness of a broad range of artists and craftspeople.
  • Improved artistic abilities of individuals (increasing number of children working at the expected standard)
  • Development of se and understanding of technical vocabulary. 
  • Development of skills as they progress through the school. 
  • Improvements in the quality of work produced by the children, which is to be celebrated in classrooms and beyond. 
  • Children to se art as a means of self-expression and enjoyment.