Schoolzone | Kapow Primary Art review by JayneeB

Kapow Primary Art review by JayneeB

Date: 05.05.2022


Review subject: Art

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: JayneeB, Teacher

  • Rural LA maintained school 294 pupils in Cumbria
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 10.9%


Review rating:

Average rating across all Kapow Art reviews: 4.2/5

Needs tweaking for lower end if school in some topics.


How well does it match the curriculum?

Reasonably: It’s good enough for the money, but needs some additional resources

Find that sometimes it expecting too much of the youngest children


How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?

Reasonably: There is some representation of minorities and no real stereotyping

No problem there


How well does it support differentiation for the full range of the classes you use it with?

Reasonably: Essentially there’s enough for most pupils but there isn’t enough support / extension or challenge

Some topics are great. Easily accessible. Others less so


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

Reasonably: We can’t use it too often or for too long

Again some topics ok some lacking


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

Well: We could (or do) use it for monitoring individual pupil progress

Works well


How well does it support planning?

Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation



How well does it support home use / independent learning?

Reasonably: It could be used at home or independently, but pupils would need some extra support or resources

Some aspects worked but mist would need too many resources at home


How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?

Reasonably: It represents about the same value for money as similar resources I’ve seen

To be fair not much experience with the competition, but does ensure consistency across school


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