Expressive Art and Design

Our Intent:

We aim for our children to achieve their absolute potential by having the highest expectations of their learning.

Our children:

Are confident to ask questions and extend their knowledge.

  • 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.

What does Art and Design look like in our school?

Our Implementation:

  • In EYFS, we implement Art through providing a wide range of media and materials in our environment. Children can choose ways to do things, and are given lots of opportunities to explore, for example, colour mixing and joining, supported by adult modelling and interaction. We explore a range of artists work, supporting children to consider whether they like it or not.
  • The whole school follows the Cornerstones scheme of learning to ensure full coverage of the EYFS and National Curriculum
  • We explore a wide range of artist’s work including local artists.
  • Trips and experiences focusing on art, artists and exhibitions, every child will have the opportunity to visit an art gallery in their primary school life.
  • The use of sketch books to practise and develop art skills over time.
  • A creative and innovative approach using a range of high-quality resources and medium.
  • Children are encouraged to develop their love of art through exploration and practice of new skills.

The impact of our Art and Design approach is:

The impact of our Art approach is children love expressing themselves through a range of medium and are proud of their creations. Children will understand that every child’s an artist no matter of their age or abilities.

Please see our progression documents for Art and Design to see how the children develop their creative skills through primary school.

Quotes form our Children

“Art is brilliant, I like to print using paint and objects around the classroom.”

“I liked using paints to mix colours”.

“We learnt about the artist Joe Cornish and used his art work to inspire our own pieces of work.”

“I have got better at drawing.”

Art and DT LTP 2022-23

Art and Design Progression

The Subject Leader is Mrs A Hall