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Art and Design


“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.”


In our school, in Years One and Two, we teach Art and Design within our creative topics. These topics are on a two year cycle and each term is made up of mini themes, which allow the children to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across several curriculum areas. Once a term the whole school takes part in a creative week, during which children create a range of craft activities, and then their creations are displayed in the hall for parents to view.


The specific art and design learning objectives are:


  • 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.