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Through Art and Design, children learn to develop their creativity and imagination:

  • They can express and communicate their own ideas using different forms.
  • They develop resilience when creating 2D and 3D pictures and models using a wide range of skills, techniques, tools and materials.
  • They work independently and collaboratively when applying the skills they have learnt.
  • They develop their knowledge and understanding of the visual arts.
  • Children become inquisitive about a range of art forms and styles and value the contribution made by artists, designers and craftsmen past and present. 
  • They think creatively to set their own goals and challenges in art to “reach for their star”.


The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in art and design lessons.  Our principal aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in art and design through practical tasks.

  • We ensure that the act of investigating and making something includes exploring and developing ideas, and evaluating and developing work. 
  • Teachers draw attention to good examples of individual performance as models for the other children.
  • Children are encouraged to evaluate their own ideas and methods, and the work of others, and say what they think and feel about them.
  • Children are given the opportunity within lessons to work on their own and collaborate with others, on projects in two and three dimensions and on different scales.
  • Children in Key Stage 2 develop their ideas further in their sketch books.
  • Children also have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and resources, including ICT.

For more information, see the documents below.