St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School

St Wilfrid’s
Catholic Primary School

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Art and Design

Art and design work is linked to topics under study in other curriculum areas. Teachers plan to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum programme of study during children’s time within each key stage.

Differentiation is planned through reference to Progression in Art and Design Skills

National Curriculum 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 practises and disciplines, and making links to their own work

National Curriculum Key Stage 2

Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:

  • To create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • About great artists, architects and designers in history.

A termly topic overview is sent to all parents during the first week of term. This is available to view by clicking HERE

The National Curriculum for Art and Design can be found here.