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Art & Design

School of Art & Design

The Subject Leader is Mrs Read.  

We aim to engage and inspire children to develop a love and appreciation of art and artists, to nurture their natural talents as individuals, increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement and to enable them to understand how art and design both reflects and shapes our history and contributes to the many cultures that surround us today.

Our curriculum meets the expectations set out in the National Curriculum.

At Key stage 1 children will be taught:

  • 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.

At Key stage 2 children will be taught:

  • to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
  • 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]
  • to learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Pupil Voice:

'I love art because you get to learn techniques and new skills that you haven't learnt before.  I can be creative and have my own style too!'

I enjoy being creative, I love drawing and making things.'

'My favourite is painting.  I also loved learning about textiles.'