Art and Design

We want our children to love art, feel confident in art and let them to explore their world around them. We believe that art and design are an important part of children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. It is an essential to develop our children’s ability to be creative, express their ideas and understanding and to work both individually and collaboratively with others. Through the six art units, the children will acquire a range of skills that allows them to become confident artists with a sense of achievement, value the impact of art within their own lives and are able to reach their full potential. 

Each unit of work covers a particular set of artistic disciplines, including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, 3D and collage. Vertical progression in each discipline has been deliberately woven into the curriculum so that pupils can revisit core knowledge, skills and vocabulary.


Aims of the Art and Design Curriculum

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.