Art & Design

We aim to give our children a wide variety of stimuli and choice of media to inspire them to design, create and evaluate their art work.

Within each year group different media is covered, so that over each key stage our children will have had the opportunity to experience lots of creative opportunities. Eg Drawing, painting, collage, clay, 3D, textiles and printing. Our key skills also ensure that there is progression through the year groups.

We also aim to encourage the children to look at other artist’s work and gather their own ideas from different sources. We want the children to show individuality and their own personality in their work and that they feel able to adapt and change their work as it progresses.
Year 5 children have been exploring music and art - using Kandinsky paintings to develop ideas for their art.

They experimented with a variety of different techniques using acrylic paint in their sketchbooks before producing these finished pieces of art.

These documents support our teaching of Art & Design in school:

National Curriculum - Art and design key stages 1 to 2

Art & Design Policy


This is our Art & Design curriculum set out by year group:

Progression in Art


Year 6 has been exploring the idea of distorting their own image

Taking inspiration from artists such as Francis Bacon and the abstract paintings of Pablo Picasso to portray world leaders in a very differently.

I wonder if you can tell who they are?