Art is a subject which enables pupils to be creative in a variety of different ways. Children think critically and design products to reflect the way in which they see and understand the world.

In Key Stage 1, pupils are taught to:

  • use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • describe the differences and similarities between the work of different artists, craft makers and designers, and make links to their own work.

In Key Stage 2, pupils are taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.