Art and Design Intent at Baxenden St John’s

At Baxenden St John’s, by the end of Key Stage 2, the children will have accessed an Art curriculum which develops learning and results in pupils knowing more, remembering more and understanding how the knowledge and skills can be applied in their own art work. They will have explored famous artists and developed skills and understanding in exploring and investigating, creating and evaluating artwork as set out in the National Curriculum so that they reach and exceed their potential.


“Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high quality art and design education should 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, they should be able to think critically and develop a more 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.”
National Curriculum 2014


  • The core curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording 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, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.