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Through art at Alderman’s Green, we want to foster creativity, ignite inspiration, develop individual interests and create the future artists of our society. At Alderman’s Green Primary School, we value art and design as a vital part of our ambitious curriculum which has been created for the children in our school and is underpinned by our curriculum intent of Talk, Feel, Question and Reflect. Our children are taught art in a way which ensures a clear progression of skills whilst following a sequence that builds on previous learning based around the Access Art scheme. Our children gain experience and skills of a wide range of formal elements of art in a way that enhances their learning opportunities, enabling them to use their art and design across a range of subjects to be creative and solve problems, ensuring they make progress within the subject. Through our art lessons, we want children to be engaged, inspired and challenged, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.










In Art at Alderman’s Green, children have opportunities to develop skills in a variety of mediums. They learn about a diverse range of artists to not only explore and record their own ideas, but develop their knowledge of a range of artists, designers and craft makers from the great artists of the past to the contemporary, including local artists. Children are taught a variety of skills and mediums and are given the opportunity to learn about art across the world and how it has impacted history and our culture today. At Alderman’s Green, children have a rich creative curriculum and use art vocabulary to enable them to communicate what they see, feel, and think through the use of colour, texture, form and pattern. 


Art skills, techniques and vocabulary are embedded throughout each art project and these skills are built upon each year as talk underpins our curriculum. Our key curriculum drivers of talk, feel, question and reflect are woven into each lesson. Opportunities within art are further enhanced through links to The National Gallery’s Take One Picture project and Coventry’s Art Award.  

Click below to see Alderman's Green 2023 entries for The National Gallery's Take One Picture: 



We use visuals to teach our children about Art vocabulary to ensure they have a strong understanding and are able to accurately use subject specific vocabulary:













AG Art Curriculum Policy


Art in EYFS:

EYFS Alderman's Green Progress Model for Expressive Arts and Design

EYFS Expressive Arts and Design Progress Model


Art National Curriculum:

Aims in the National Curriculum:

The curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure all pupils: 

  • Produce creative work; explore their ideas and record their experiences.  
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. 
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.  
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers. Understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.  


Key Stage 1 Pupils should be taught:

  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.


Key Stage 2 Pupils should be taught:

  • Develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
  • To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • About great artists, architects and designers in history


Click on the image below for Alderman's Green Art Curriculum: 



After School Art Club