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Art & Design

We aim that our Art and Design curriculum will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own creative works. We aim to ensure that all pupils produce imaginative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences, become proficient in a wide range of techniques, evaluate and analyse creative works using the correct technical vocabulary and that they gain a knowledge about great artists, craft makers and designers from a historical and cultural point of view.

Key Stage 1 

Year 1 and 2

Pupils will be taught:

  • to use a range of materials 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

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 

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.

Pupils will be taught:

  • 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 [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.