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Art and Design

Art and Design

The 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.


Pupils begin their Art and Design journey with us during the Early Years Foundation Stage and the starting point of our curriculum design includes the area for learning development of 'Expressive arts and Design'.  The curriculum we deliver in Reception lays the foundations for the learning that will take place in subsequent years.   


The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage can be found here


The Programme of Study for Art and Design for Years 1 to 6 can be found here


Across the school we have developed our skills and knowledge of printmaking. 


In Reception, we created rubbings of found materials with crayons and then used paint to create repeated patterns by printing with the objects.  We have learned about the artist Henri Matisse.


In Palmer Class, we used a range of objects such as sponges to make repeated patterns.  We planned and created printblocks with polystyrene and used them to make impressed prints.  We learned about the artist Yves Klein


In Moore Class, we researched different designs then planned and made printblocks from string and card to create relief prints.  We built up our knowledge of 3-colour printing.  We learned about the artist Samuel Palmer, who used to live in our village.



In Cameron Class, we learned about different printing techniques - lino printing, litho printing woodcutting and monoprinting.  We planned a layered monoprint, creating the stencils we would need for our desired effect and printed with three colours (or more). We learned about the artist Eric Bawden.