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Art & Design

Art & Design Curriculum


We offer a structure and sequence of lessons ensuring that all the skills required to meet the aims of the national curriculum are covered. The intent is to ensure all pupils produce creative, imaginative work. Children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills, e.g. collage, printing, weaving and patterns. Children will develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers. Children will also develop their interest and curiosity about art and design through a series of lessons offering skills progression, knowledge progression and offering them the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways. The lessons will offer the chance for children to develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development.


Each topic comes with an overview, an end of unit assessment and additional resources to give the teacher and adults leading art confidence in progression of skills and knowledge and that outcomes have been met. Each year group focuses on different topics to ensure continued interest in the subject as well as acquiring new knowledge. The units of work are linked to that year group’s particular theme and there are many opportunities for the children to work across the curriculum. The lessons develop the children’s techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Children should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


Art and design learning is loved by teachers and pupils across school. Teachers have higher expectations and more quality evidence can be presented in a variety of ways. All children use technical vocabulary accurately and pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified. Children improve their enquiry skills and inquisitiveness about the world around them, and their impact through art and design on the world. Children will become more confident in analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art. Children show competences in improving their resilience and perseverance by continually evaluating and improving their work. All children in school can speak confidently about their art and design work and their skills.

The delivery of the art & design curriculum is monitored by the Art & Design Subject Leader, who reports appropriately to Senior Leaders and Governors.

Art & Design Long Term Plan

Progression in Art & Design Skills

Art & Design Vocabulary Progression

National Curriculum in England: Art and Design programme of study

Art and Design Curriculum Queries

Please use this form to contact Ms Welch, the Art & Design Subject Leader.

LOVING ALL OUR NEIGHBOURS - John 15: 12 'This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.'