Art and Design

Our Art and Design curriculum teaches children to develop their creativity and critical and reflective thinking skills through a full range of media, materials, techniques and contexts. We have designed our curriculum so that termly topics offer a cross curricular perspective and understanding of subjects. The Art and Design curriculum has been carefully designed to teach a  progression of knowledge, skills and understanding throughout KS1 and KS2 as children build on prior learning. New learning is taught in each learning programme and specific skills are repeated and practised in subsequent terms to ensure a depth of knowledge. The curriculum has been designed so that fundamental skills of drawing are taught each term and these are joined by a termly programme of study which is consistent across both key stages. Drawing and Colour, Texture and Form, Printing and Pattern are taught as termly blocks with drawing taught each term as a fundamental skill.

Our children learn:

  • 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.
  • 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.

To view our Art and Design Curriculum Map, please click here.