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Through a rich and diverse curriculum, we provide a wide range of opportunities for children to develop their skills in Art and Design.  As well as teaching drawing, painting and printing discretely, we also maximise creative opportunities within topic based activities.  The children have the opportunity to appreciate and discuss the work of iconic artists throughout history, and use these as inspiration for their own creative development.

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The National Curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences;
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques;
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design;
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Subject Content

Key Stage 1 pupils will be taught:

  • to use a range of materials to creatively to design and make products;
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space;
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers; describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
Key Stage 2 pupils will be taught:
  • to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design;
  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas;
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials, e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint and clay
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Supporting Documents

pdf button Art and Design Policy

pdf button Suggested Art websites

pdf button National Curriculum Programme of Study - Art

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