Art and Design

Subject Leader: Mrs Ramsden

Art and Design Key Knowledge and Skills Progression

Our Arand Design Intent

We recognise that Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. 

We encourage children to explore ideas and meanings through the work of a range of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.


You can find our Art and Design Policy below:

Here are our Key Vocabulary Progression Pyramids for Art and Design

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up". Pablo Picasso

Pop Art Planets

This half term children in KS1 have been learning about Romero Britto, a Brazillian pop artist. Children have enjoyed learning about colour mixing, primary, secondary and tertiary colours and applying these in a pop art style, making pop art planets!



Pupil Voice 

"I love painting" - Reception child

"I really liked doing tie Dye, it was lots of fun" - Year 1 child

"My favourite art lesson was scrunching my material into different shapes and tying elastic bands around to make a tie dye pattern" - Year 2 child

"I was unsure that the tie dye would work but it really did. I did a circle pattern and used beetroot dye to colour it. It looked cool" - Year 2 child