South Kilvington Church of England Academy, Stockton Road, South Kilvington, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2LR

01845 523191

South Kilvington C of E Academy

Proud to be part of Elevate Multi Academy Trust

Art and Design

At South Kilvington we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides children with the opportunity to express their individual ideas and develop and enhance skills.


  • To 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,
  • As pupils progress through school, they should begin to think critically and develop a rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
  • To produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences and expressing themselves as individuals.
  • To become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • To know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.



  • Inquiry based ‘Learning Journey’ activities encourage curiosity and independence within all of our learners. 
  • A clear progression in knowledge and skills taught throughout the school is in place and all staff are aware of how to implement this. Teachers assess and adapt learning for all children so all children including SEND and PP children are supported and challenged through the use of the rainbow continuum. 
  • Key vocabulary is shared on ‘Learning Journey’ knowledge organisers and discussed and revisited in lessons and as children progress through school
  • Art and Design contributes significantly to a pupil’s ‘rounded’ development. Art is delivered by teaching specific skills and weaved throughout cross curricular opportunities in our whole school termly ‘Learning Journeys’
  • Progression in art and design knowledge, complexity of thought, depth of knowledge and application of skills are implemented through the use of our Rainbow Continuum progression document. 
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy questioning is used in every classroom which covers six key question strands (Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation) and encourages a greater depth of enquiry. 
  • At least one visit/workshop (with a focus on art) is planned in every year for each year group. Through visits children can appreciate art in the environment and learn about local artists.
  • Cross-curricular work offers a creative way to develop children's knowledge, skills and understanding while motivating them to learn through a stimulating, interconnected curriculum.  
  • When planning, teachers focus on key artist, sculptors and designers to gain an understanding in historical and cultural development and their art forms.


The intended impact of our Art and Design approach is that children: 


  • Children are curious and passionate artists with an ever growing skill and knowledge set. 
  • All children make good progress from starting points in Art. PP children feel confident they are making progress in Art and can talk about their learning with pride. 
  • Children are able to effectively use age appropriate art and design vocabulary - vocabulary gain becomes more than just a word list and supports teaching.  
  • Outcomes in Learning Journey, evidence a broad and balanced art and design curriculum and demonstrate children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge and a progression in skills.