Art and Design

Art and Design

In Art we aim to nurture our children's natural creative self-confidence and equip them with process experience that will help their ideas come to life. 

We would like our children to have a sense of the importance and vitality of the UK's creative industries as major contributors to UK GDP and to feel that their creativity is a precious and sought-after skill.

Our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas.

Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. We ensure that artwork is purposeful; be this as a means of expression or to explore the styles of other artists that inspire our own work. Children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. 

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.

Our Art curriculum is organised into blocks with each block covering 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 fabric of the curriculum so that pupils can revisit key disciplines throughout their Primary journey at increasing degrees of challenge and complexity. An overview of the blocks studied is below.