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Art and Design



Our art and design education has been constructed to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design through exploring their own ideas and the work of others. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the diverse culture, creativity and wealth of our nation as well as studying a range or artists and styles from around the world. Pupils will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, collage, printing. Children will also develop their interest and curiosity about art and design through a series of lessons offering skills progression, and the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways.




The Art and Design curriculum is carefully planned from our progression document to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum and that the skills taught are progressive from year group to year group. Pupils are given opportunities to express their creative imagination, as well as practice and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, collage and sculpture. Pupils will develop their skills in line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape and 3D form. Their knowledge and skills are built upon over a sequence of lessons before amalgamating these skills to produce a final outcome. The Art and Design curriculum is linked with other curriculum areas to ensure that children understand the context of the artwork, as well as the artists, architects and designers that they are learning about and being inspired by.




Pupils will:

  • Enjoy their learning in Art and Design and high expectations allows for all pupils to achieve their best.
  • Learn and develop new skills and work hard to master those shown to them.
  • Express their thoughts and ideas from other curriculum areas through well-planned and sequenced lessons before completing their final outcome.
  • Learn and develop art and design skills within and across each year group, working hard to master them.
  • Use technical vocabulary accurately.
  • Become more confident in analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art.
  • Be able to make choices about design, composition and materials to individualise their works of art.
  • Show competences in improving their resilience and perseverance by continually evaluating and improving their work.
  • Learn to reflect on their progress towards mastering key skills in Art and Design.
  • Produce displays which reflect and celebrate their achievements in art.