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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.

All our children are taught a range of art and design skills that will help enhance their creativity and application in all lessons. These will be taught as a stand-alone subject and implemented alongside classroom topics, to give the children an opportunity to regularly apply and develop their learnt artist skills.

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.
  • 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 and craft and design.
  • Pupils will look at 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.
  • They will create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.