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Art and Design


Our curriculum will give children:

  • An impressive knowledge and understanding of artists, craft makers and designers.
  • The ability to draw confidently, use visual language, communicate fluently and explore and invent mark making.
  • The ability to think and act like creative practitioners using their knowledge and skills in all they do.
  • The opportunity to develop their creativity and originality.
  • A passion and commitment to art.
  • A range of aspirational choices of future options and careers.
  • Ambitious ideas when planning and creating art.
  • Opportunity for children to practise and develop skills taught in lessons through play, independent learning and clubs.


Our curriculum will be experienced through:

  • Curriculum projects which carefully build on knowledge and skills over time, whilst also giving coverage of the National Curriculum and Early Years Framework.
  • Specific artistic vocabulary teaching within lessons.
  • A wide range of media which is available to use creatively and allow creative teaching. 
  • Different artists, periods of art and artistic styles that will be taught, used and employed to use in their own work.
  • Raising the profile of art within the school by having art displays, themed weeks and seasonal activities.
  • The use of mindfulness colouring and art as a calming and relaxing tool.


Our curriculum will give the pupils:

  • Opportunities to make good or better progress.
  • Motivation and confidence in creating and investigating artistic styles and techniques. 
  • Physical development and dexterity, developed through practising, using and playing with junk modelling, different medium and malleable materials.
  • Art knowledge and appreciation developed and shared in class and celebrated in assemblies. 
  • A rich vocabulary to express their ideas and views, that reflects their learning.
  • Greater confidence to have a go and become resilient learners that can express themselves in different forms.
  • To have a greater understanding of culture and diversity on a local, national and global scale.

Click here for Art and Design Overview

Click here for EYFS Expressive Art and Design document

Click here for Art and Design progression document

Click here for Art and Design Vocabulary progression