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Art and Design

Art Aims

The National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in using drawing, painting, sculpture and other creative expressions
  • evaluate and analyse artistic works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about the great artists, craftsmen and designers, and understand the historical development of their art forms.

Subject Content Key Stage 1

Pupils should be taught creativity in art, craft and design by:

  • using a range of materials to design and make products
  • using drawing, painting and sculpture to share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • developing techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space using clay and printing to a large scale and in 3D
  • being taught about the work of a range of artists, craftsmen and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

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