Art & Design

At Cheam Park Farm, art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. We provide a high-quality art and design curriculum that engages, inspires and challenges all pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Our curriculum encourages the pupils to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Over time, the pupils also learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Our pupils build their art schemata from the earliest opportunities and continue to build on their prior knowledge as they make their way through the school. For example, EYFS children will experience painting whilst learning about well-loved fairy tales, children in KS1 will then build on this by understanding primary and secondary colours and developing the ability to mix colours experientially and then KS2 children will develop their skills to incorporate painting on a range of materials and combining this art form with others they have learnt. More details on our approach to geography can be found via the progression map below, including how we prepare pupils for their KS3 journey. 

Art Progression Map

National Curriculum