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Art & Design

Welcome to the Art & Design area of our school website.

The subject leader for this curriculum area is Mrs O'Regan.

Art & Design Programme of Study

Purpose of study

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should 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. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.



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


Follow the link below for the full programme of study for art and design for KS1 & KS2:


Art and Design in EYFS.

In EYFS, art and design falls under Expressive Arts and Design; this means that the children learn about  art, dt and music all under one area.  The children have a creative area where they have access at all times to paper, scissors, glue, collage materials, chalk, crayons etc. Children can go into the creative area and make something of their choice. 

The children are also encouraged to complete an art activity around their learning that week. Our foundation children may make a collage of an Owl when learning about Owl Babies.

As well as the many independent activities the children have access to, they also have adult-led activities. Adults will work with the children to teach them how to add texture to their work or how they can mix colours.


Art and Design in Key Stage One.

Pupils begin to:

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.


Art and Design in Key Stage Two.

Pupils begin to:

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]

learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Artists of the Term (Spring 2): Willow and Rowan

Artist of the Term (Spring 1): Beech Class


Art Around School

Elm Class have been learning about Pontellism and how to create Art work using dots.




Willow Class created their own digital images about NASA.

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