Art Supply


Learning Pathway

Key Stage 2

‘Ready to Learn’

Students will access art through a ‘Creative Curriculum’ focussing on cross-curricular approaches to a given topic. This will encourage early decision-making and offer experiences for the children to make choices and preferences for different arts or activities. 


Students will have a basic knowledge of different artists, and they will be able to show an appreciation of pictures and colour. Students will incorporate early mark-making into these lessons, starting to develop their fine and gross motor skills, to safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with design, texture, form and function. Students will start to share their creations, and talk about them. Pupils work will be celebrated around the school environment.

Key Stage 3

‘Ready for Independence


  • Continue to develop a love of learning, be a happy child who enjoys coming to school

  • Experience a wide and broad curriculum that can spark interests where students can continue to develop in KS4 & KS5

  • Emotionally secure who is confident in themselves and confident to to try new activities

  • Multi sensory approach to teaching and learning


  • Independence with own personal hygiene (Handwashing toileting, cleaning teeth, periods etc) 

  • Independence with feeding and drinking e.g pour milk for snack, eating lunch without adult support

  • Cookery lessons, able to make a snack with increased independence

  • Dressing independently e.g put coat on at break 

  • Independence moving around the academy and to the transport


  • Independently communicate needs & wants, using communication aids as necessary which could include, sign, symbols etc

  • Maintain attention & participate actively in conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments

  • Build and develop vocabulary and listening skills

  • Follow short, straightforward instructions

  • Develop an ability to ask and answer questions for specific information

  • Use vocabulary from within experiences to describe thoughts, feelings and talk about their experiences

  • Speak audibly to be heard and understood


  • Develop social and interaction skills to develop friendships

  • Understanding of emotions in themselves and others

  • Take part in physical exercise with increased independence

Cognition and learning

  • Continue to develop Maths, English skills inline with their academic levels 

  • Acquire cognition skills for life,  e.g know how big a bag to take shopping etc..


  • Mornings spent studying core subjects (Maths and English) in as formal capacity as is appropriate to the individual students

  • Afternoons spent in semi-formal cross- curricular topic, theme based curriculum (young persons interests taken in to account when developing a theme) Where possible Maths and English will be linked to the theme of the half term

  • Repetition on skills in multiple ways to secure and embed learning

  • Timetabled sessions for EHCP &  IEP’s targets

  • Money maths taught practically by visits within the community

Key Stage 4

‘Ready for my Future’

Art within KS4 is planned and focused on pupils achieving AQA accreditations. They will be continuing and improving on set skills acquired on their journey through the school. Pupils will be encouraged, where possible, to be independent with their decision-making.


 Students will be empowered to take ownership of their projects and research different methods, approaches, describing and analysing the choices they have made. They will acquire specific skills within these unit awards, understanding the importance of learning about the work of others. Mastering skills and developing these to suit the student's own work. 


Becoming creative in art and going that extra mile to make their work a masterpiece. 

Again, all students' artwork will be celebrated around the school environment.

Key Stage 5

‘Ready for Work’


  • Continue to develop a love of learning.

  • Develop their numeracy and literacy skills appropriate to their needs.

  • Experience a wide and broad curriculum meeting sensory and academic needs.

  • Students feel safe and happy in their environment, developing resilience to try new activities and experiences.

Independent living

(ASDAN life skills, Towards independence where appropriate)

  • Able to shop with a simple list.

  • Able to cook simple snacks and meals for themselves.

  • Able to dress appropriately.

  • Able to use a simple washing machine.

  • Able to look after own personal hygiene.

  • Begin to understand where they can go to for support: benefits and employment advice.

  • Understand that money pays for goods and services.

  • Begin to use public transport, with support.

  • With support, understand where they can go to get a bus pass.


  • Develop communication skills, both speaking and listening.

  • Recognise common health and safety signs, and follow instructions.

  • Access functional skills exams if appropriate.

  • Start to build a personal profile, including interests and hobbies.

  • Able to recall own personal details.


  • With support, able to manage own health.

  • Know where to go for health advice.

  • Able to recognise when they are feeling unwell.

  • With support, take care of age related medical issues.

  • To be able to form lasting relationships, with support.

Curriculum Content

Curriculum content shows the topics that each key stage will be working on for the year. Click the key stage you wish to preview.

Enrichment Opportunities

See below links for further opportunities for your child to progress their learning in Art.



Scribble and Ink




Star Wars Avatar


Colour Quilt

Disney yourself


Quick Draw

If you would like further information about our Art curriculum please contact Mrs K Owen, Art coordinator, via the Academy office or by email: