Art and Design

Assessment in Art

Teachers assess children’s knowledge, understanding and skills in Art by making observations of the children working during lessons. This formative assessment has a direct impact on the child’s progress within a lesson and/or series of lessons. Within a lesson children are given verbal feedback by the class teacher which enables the child to consider potential changes in approaches to develop their ideas, knowledge and skills. Feedback is also given to the children by their peers through group critique sessions. However, the children are encouraged to be critical of their own work, highlighting their own next steps. Throughout the year, the art assessment grid is edited by class teachers, showing each child’s attainment of knowledge and skills in specific areas of the art curriculum.  This allows the Art subject leader to measure the impact of the progression map documents, as well as teaching and learning within different year groups.

Art and Design progression of knowledge and skills