The implementation of Kapow across school enables our children to develop and progress their skills through the primary key stages. Teachers are able to confidently deliver art lessons by following a structure and progression of lessons increasing in depth throughout the key stages.
Our lessons are always practical and encourage experimental and exploratory learning with pupils using sketchbooks to document their ideas. We differentiate for every lesson to ensure that lessons can be accessed and enjoyed by all pupils and opportunities to stretch pupils’ learning are available when required. Creativity and independent outcomes are robustly embedded across the curriculum to allow us to support our students in learning how to make their own creative choices and decisions, so that their art outcomes, whilst still being knowledge-rich, are unique to each pupil.
The scheme ensures that children get the chance to explore, develop and build on the skills and knowledge of the formal elements of art. These are a key part of the national curriculum and are also woven throughout our curriculum. Key skills are revisited again and again with increasing complexity. This allows pupils to revise and build on their previous learning.
Units in each year group are organised into core areas:
Additional opportunities for art are provided throughout the year with themed days each term. During these theme days, we come off timetable and have different focuses such as current events, children’s interests and new and diverse artists. We also end the year with a whole school art exhibition which enables us to strengthen relationships and a sense of community within school for our parents/carers, family and friends.