Art and Design

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Purpose of Study

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.

Aims of the National Curriculum

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

We teach our pupils to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. They learn to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. They develop a wide range of art and design techniques and enjoy learning about the work of a wide range of artists, craft makers, designers and architects. Pupils in Key Stage 2 create sketch books to record their observations and ideas. We aim to inspire pupils with a real appreciation for art and design and its application in modern life through first hand experiences with local galleries, artists and designers.

For information on the National Curriculum for Art & Design please click here

For information on our school’s Long Term Plans for Art & Design please click here