Knowle Park Primary School

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Queenshill Road, Knowle Park, Bristol BS4 2XG


Knowle Park Primary School

  1. Curriculum
  2. Art


Overview and Knowledge organisers

Term EYFS Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

Expressive Arts and Design:

Creating with materials

Map art and collage

Silhouette paintings

Cave paintings


Space art Rainforest art


Expressive Arts and Design:

Being imaginative and expressive

Landscape Art Colouring mixing and fireworks Trees and proportion Collage and Inuit art Perspective and proportion (portraits)

Expressive Arts and Design:

Creating with materials
Sunset paintings Mayan masks

Sculpture - Clay

Perspective Drawing


Expressive Arts and Design:

Creating with materials

Printing techniques


Sculpture - Land art

Expressive Arts and Design:

Creating with materials

Collage - Habitat art

Collage techniques

Animal Prints

Expressive Arts and Design:

Creating with materials
Plant pictures using a range of tools


Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity, and the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives. At Knowle Park Primary, we therefore value art and design as a vital part of a broad and balanced curriculum. We aim to nurture our children's natural creative instinct and equip them with the skills, techniques, knowledge and experiences that will help their ideas come to life. We give them the opportunity to explore different medium, make mistakes and develop their creative ideas to produce a final piece that they can feel proud of.


Our art curriculum endeavours to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, introducing them to an appreciation of the arts that will last a lifetime. Through our inclusion of a local and diverse range of artists, children learn how art both reflects and shapes our history. Our sustainable approach to art means we are mindful of the resources we use and how we use them. As pupils progress, they continue to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. By the end of Year 6, we hope that our children will not only hugely enjoy art, but also feel confident in themselves as artists.



Every art unit has:

  • A front cover which will include:
    • The focus for the unit.
    • The KPPS logo.
    • Significant people linked to that unit (BAME/Artists)
    • Local links.
    • All visitors, trips or workshops for that unit.
    • Eco links for that unit.
    • Reading material or cross curricular links for that unit.


  • A knowledge organiser:
    • The KPPS logo.
    • An explanation of the main focus skill.
    • Artist appreciation with information and examples.
    • Skills to be taught over the unit.
    • Vocabulary
    • Colour wheel. 


Our planning sequence:

Lesson 1 – Hook and review previous learning of the unit skill. Introduce Knowledge organiser and front cover.

Lesson 2 – Art Appreciation. Introduce the Artist and their work. Ask questions. Share Vocabulary.

Lesson 3 – Oracy/vocabulary. Teach and practise skills.

Lesson 4 – Oracy/vocabulary.  Teach and practise skills

Lesson 5 – Oracy/vocabulary. Teach and practise skills. Plan final piece

Lesson 6 – Oracy/vocabulary. Final piece of choice using the skills. Evaluate own and others work.


Every lesson will include:

  • Oracy starters. Look at a wide range of art and architecture to discuss, compare and evaluate.
  • High quality visual art pieces for the children to observe.
  • Recap prior learning from the previous lesson and previous units.
  • Weekly recap vocabulary from the unit.
  • Plenty of discussion and higher order thinking.
  • Lots of questioning - evaluating, analysing, describing, relating and interpreting.

All sketch books have:

  • The knowledge organiser.
  • The front cover.
  • Each page dated and with a title of lesson focus/skill.
  • Examples of art appreciation and questioning.
  • Skills examples.
  • Final pieces.
  • Photographs if not able to work in sketch books.


During every lesson:

  • Teachers will refer to the front cover and knowledge organiser.
  • Teachers will ensure the children have a varied range of art from different cultures and times in history to view. (Oracy and art appreciation).
  • Teachers will ensure the resources used and purchased are sustainable.



The children at KPPS will:

  • Be able to describe their art journey including what they’ve enjoyed and the skills and knowledge they are developing using technical terms.
  • Be involved in assessing their own progress and learning from their mistakes.
  • Be creative thinkers and feel confident working with new materials and styles of art.
  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences and know their work is important and valued.
  • Will become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Be able to talk about art using creative and technical language such as shade, shape, pattern and colour and will build on the language and skills as they work through their primary school education.
  • Confidently evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • Will know about a diverse range of artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
  • See themselves as artists when they leave Knowle Park Primary School.