Quernmore C.E (VC) Primary School

Art and Design

The Intent of our Art and Design Curriculum

At Quernmore we believe that teaching and learning in art and design stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. It fires the children’s imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression. Our art curriculum is designed around the idea that art is far more than a series of technical skills, our holistic curriculum nurtures creative thinking skills and helps ensure your pupils learn through art, as well as about art.

The understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential.


The Implementation of our Art and Design Curriculum

At Quernmore we follow the AccessArt curriculum which helps build knowledge and understanding in pupils as to some of the ways art is relevant to all our lives. By combining technical skills with contextual and conceptual understanding our curriculum helps ensure every pupil feels entitled to embrace their own creativity as something which is important to them, and something which is valued by society. 


The curriculum teaches art through the pathways of: 


  • Drawing & Sketchbooks
  • Print, Colour, Collage
  • Working in Three Dimensions

Within the curriculum a variety of different disciplines, techniques, materials and approaches are covered. Allowing the children to work in a range of ways from practising observational drawing skills one day to working from their imagination making larger scale images another. The richness and relevance of experience makes learning memorable and impactful. 

Across the key stages we record work in sketchbooks, as part of our class floor books and art displays.



The Impact of our Art and Design Curriculum


Children enjoy art lessons and showcase their skills in different ways throughout school by creating whole school displays and sharing their work in classes and creating individual sketch books. Art is celebrated in the community with projects such as the Morecambe Bay Collage Competition and the Parish Christmas tree Festival.

Curriculum MapArt Progression Document