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The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the children at Intake Primary School. 

The teaching, learning and sequencing of the curriculum follows; 

All children follow a program of progressive skills in art and design. These take place in art and design lessons and also as a means of communication in other wider curriculum subjects. Wherever possible first hand experiences and real things are used to stimulate art and design activities. Teaching is carried out in whole class groups and at times followed by group and individual work. New techniques and skills are modelled and examples of work are shown to the children. In group and individual work, pupils have the opportunity to investigate, explore and develop ideas and techniques. They are also involved in evaluating their/their peers work, celebrating success and identifying areas for improvement. 

When necessary, art activities are differentiated to ensure that all pupils can access the tasks and have an appropriate level of challenge. Pupils with particular talents are given opportunities to extend them. Opportunities for using and extending art skills are built into lessons in other subjects.  

Cross curricular opportunities for further learning and development in the arts are built into planning of all subjects as a means of enhancing the children’s learning opportunities.

In the EYFS there is continuous provision of art and design opportunities: these activities make important contributions to children’s development in the areas of Expressive Arts and Design and Communication and Language. They are also important in children’s Personal, Social and Emotional development. Art is covered in art lessons, continuous provision and as a means of communication and learning in other curriculum areas. 



At Intake Primary School we strive to create a supportive and collaborative ethos for learning in all lessons throughout the curriculum. We expect each pupil to experience a broad and balanced arts curriculum, with an emphasis on the development of understanding and skills in art and design, experience the arts through other areas of the curriculum, be given a wide range of opportunities to express themselves creatively, begin to develop awareness of the emotional impact the arts have on themselves and on an audience, and show progression of skills throughout their learning.