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How we assess the progress our pupils make in Art and Design.


Kapow Primary’s curriculum is designed in such a way that children are involved in the evaluation, dialogue and decision making about the quality of their outcomes and improvements they need to make.  By taking part in regular discussions and decision-making processes, children will not only know facts and key information about art, but they will be able to talk confidently about their own learning journey, have higher metacognitive skills and have a growing understanding of how to improve.


The impact of Kapow Primary’s scheme can by constantly monitored though both formative and summative assessment opportunities.  Each lesson includes guidance to support teachers in assessing pupils against the learning objectives and each unit has a quiz and knowledge catcher which can be used at the start and/ or end of the unit.


After the implementation of Kapow Primary’s Art and design scheme, pupils should leave primary school equipped with a range of techniques and the confidence and creativity to form a strong foundation for their Art and design learning at Key Stage 3 and beyond.


The expected impact of following the scheme is that children will:


  • Produce creative work, exploring and recording their ideas and experiences.
  • Be proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using subject-specific vocabulary.
  • Know about great artists and the historical and cultural development of their art.
  • Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National curriculum for Art and design.


Assessment and Recording

Assessment in Art and design is currently an area for development within the school.  The subject leader is working with staff to set up assessments within FFT Aspire Pupil Tracking – Curriculum Tracker.  This will allow the class teacher and subject leader to track progress and identify areas of strength and for development, both for individual pupils, cohorts and for the school as a whole.  We assess children using the Kapow scheme Knowledge Catchers but also observations and discussions with the children during the lessons.  The children are also assessed by looking at any recorded work presented in their sketchbooks.  On completion of a unit of work, we make a summary judgement about whether children are working at, above or below the expected level and keep a record of these judgements.  We use the assessment provided in the Kapow Primary Scheme of work as these link explicitly to the content being taught and reduce unnecessary teacher workload.

Parents receive an end of year report with an indication of attainment and effort by their child for units taught throughout the year.