Art and Design

Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. Pupils are encouraged to use colour, pattern, texture, line, tone, shape, form, space and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. They learn to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.

Foundation Stage

Art & Design is taught through an area of the curriculum called ‘Expressive Art and Design’ , which has two sub headings ‘Exploring and using media and materials’  and  ‘Being Imaginative’. the age related objectives that the children are required to meet can be found by clicking on the development matters link below. Nursery and Reception children are taught through topic based work.

Development matters

Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2

Art Curriculum Overview