Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and disciplinary knowledge to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, 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 both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


Our Curriculum

We use a bespoke curriculum adapted to suit the progressive needs of our school, which sets out the aims and programmes of study for Art ensuring that our curriculum coverage is consistent across year groups and key stages, whilst also ensuring that disciplinary knowledge is built upon each year. The purpose of this, is to ensure that all teachers are able to support pupils in developing their own knowledge and understanding about Art, resulting in them being able to make appropriate links to learning within the community and throughout their lives.

See at the bottom of this page the programme of study for each year group during the academic year 2022-2023.

The schemes/programmes we follow within our school, are in line with the National Curriculum across all subjects. Please see the link below.

National Curriculum in England



We can inspire our children to be creative, independent, have freedom of expression and interpretation of what their own “art” is. There is no “wrong” way to create art, and children should not feel their work has to look a certain way. Celebrate difference and individuality.

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 drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • 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



The children should be taught about:                                                                                                                                                          

  • Visual and tactile elements, including colour, pattern, texture, line and tone, shape form and space.
  • Materials and processes used in art, craft and design.
  • Differences and similarities in the work of artists and crafts people working in different times and cultures. (sculptors, photographers, architects and textile designers)

Examples of Our Art Curriculum Documentation

Art Curriculum Overview

Knowledge Organiser – Y3 – Drawing

Y3 – Art – Drawing Lesson Plans

“Art and design is the freedom of the individual, the freedom of expression and the freedom to fail without retort.”  

Simon Waterfall

“Art develops spiritual values and contributes a wider understanding to the experience of life, which helps build a balanced personality.”

Bridgit Riley

"Art and design isn’t a just subject to learn, but an activity you can practise: with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.”

Quentin Blake