Art & Design


We believe that Art, Craft and Design contribute an essential element to a well-balanced curriculum. It stimulates creativity, imagination and provides sensory experiences that give a unique way of responding to and understanding the world around us, enabling all children to access the curriculum, including those with additional needs. Through Art and Design, children can enjoy exploring and communicating their own ideas and feelings and also come to appreciate the work of other artists, designers and craftspeople both from the present and different times and cultures.

Through art all pupils will be given opportunities to:


The teaching of art will follow the requirements of the Early Years curriculum and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2, to ensure children’s art journey is progressive across our entire school. Lessons will be part of a creative curriculum through topic-based work encompassing Art and Design with other subjects. Approaches will vary in organisation from a formal approach, working individually, in pairs, groups, as a whole class and on a one to one, but will adhere to the aims set out. Consideration of the work set will be given to account for the varying abilities, needs and interests of the children. Every effort will be made to ensure that each child is given equal opportunities to develop to their full potential. Collaboration between staff will make sure there is continuity and progression. Children will have access to a variety of equipment, resources and materials which they should learn to respect and use according to Health and Safety guidelines. They will be encouraged to show this in sensible preparation for and clearing away after art lessons.


We aim to help the children:

Art and Design – Progression of Skills