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Art and Design

Our aims for art and design aims are 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.


Teaching & Learning

Children are given opportunities to develop a wide variety of skills in Art.

Drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and mixed media work are enjoyed by all pupils and the creative development of the children's own ideas is encouraged, as is experimentation with different mediums. Children are given opportunities to to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. They also learn 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.

In Key Stage 2 pupils 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. Pupils also create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

The school is well resourced, enabling the children to develop skills in a variety of mediums. Pupils also have different opportunities to work in textiles, including batik, silk painting and sewing.  We have our own kiln and children develop skills using clay as they progress through the school.

Picture 1 Work in the style of Kandinski.
Picture 2 Experimenting with pastels.
Picture 3 A briefcase for a Secret Agent
Picture 4 Using watercolour paints.