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Bapchild and Tonge

CE Primary School and Nursery

Rooted in God as our vine; we bear fruits.




The Bapchild and Tonge Art curriculum bears the fruits of resilient creatives through an enquiry-based approach, which is language rich and enables children to develop their creative voice through critically questioning the world and the work of artists, craftspeople and designers.




In Nursery and Reception, teaching is linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Learning is developed through process driven child initiated practical activities which encourage exploration, experimentation, observation, problem solving, prediction, critical thinking, decision making and discussion. 


In KS1/2, we focus on five disciplines of Art: drawing, painting, sculpture, print making and collage/mixed media. We follow a cyclical approach so children return to each discipline enabling them to deepen their knowledge and understanding. Progression maps are in place to ensure children’s skills are developed each year. Assessment of Art is undertaken through a range of formative assessments. Our Assessment criteria are based upon The National Society for Education in Art and Design assessment framework. This assessment framework uses the four National Curriculum aims to define four distinct progress objectives.


The four progress objectives are:

  1. Generating Ideas: The skills of designing and developing ideas
  2. Making: The skills of making art, craft and design
  3. Evaluating: The skills of judgement and evaluation
  4. Knowledge: Knowledge of both technical processes and cultural context


The children are assessed against each of these areas throughout a unit of work. Formative assessment is carried out within each lesson. Summative assessment is completed at the end of a unit through pupil voice and looking at their final piece of work and sketchbook. The teacher can determine if the children have met the assessment criteria. At the end of the academic year the teacher then takes account of the outcomes for each unit to make a judgement for the year. Finally, to support staff and develop good pedagogy and subject knowledge, CPD is built into staff meetings throughout the academic year.




Our Art curriculum produces children whom are able to look at art and the world with a critical eye. They can articulate their ideas respond to them in a range of creative ways. They are confident in their approach to an idea and have a range of tools to express their creativity.

School Art Displays

Year 4 Printmaking 2024