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Art and Design

(Taken from The National Curriculum in England 2014)


A high-quality art and design education should engage,inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them witht he knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils develop they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


The Curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

-produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.

-become proficient i drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design.

-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.


By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programmes of study.

Subject Content.

Key Stage 1.

Pupils should be taught:

-to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

-to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

-to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture,line,shape,form and space.

-about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Key Stage 2.

Pupils should be taught to develop the above techniques plus:

to creat sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

-improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing,painting,sculpture with a range of materials (pencil,charcoal,paint,clay)

-learn about great artists,architects and designers in history.