Our Art curriculum aims to develop children’s experiences of Art, imagining, creating and exploring through different mediums. Please click here to see our Art intent.

The Intent - What makes a good artist at Oxhey

Oxhey Art Policy 2023


Unit Pathway

The document below shows a planned teaching sequence that a unit of Art lessons may follow in order to promote the sequential and progressive development of knowledge which can be securely demonstrated by our pupils.

Art Unit Pathway


Lesson Pathway

The document below identifies the key elements which we believe are important to incorporate into our Art lessons in order for them to build on previously taught knowledge and also to deepen and secure key concepts.

Art Lesson Pathway Example Lesson

Our Progressive Art Curriculum

To ensure children are taught and remember the appropriate knowledge and skills relating to Art we have created a whole school  progressive breakdown of the national curriculum expectations, this draws on the skills and knowledge being taught across all subject areas and hopes to contribute to the development of key concepts and themes in a deep and connected way.

Art Curriculum Progression

Subject Specific Vocabulary

Our Art curriculum will ensure all children are not only taught subject specific vocabulary but also provide opportunities for them to use such language within the correct context with confidence and fluency.

Art - Subject Specific Vocabulary

Art - Glossary of Subject Specific Vocabulary


Key Stage Breakdown

To ensure the highest emphasis is placed on both the teaching and the learning of new knowledge and skills we have also clarified when it will take place within our topics and the subject specific gains our children will make in terms of what they will know and be able to do.