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The National Curriculum for Art & Design

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Art & Design Intent

Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.

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 skills 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.


Progression in Art & Design

Nursery Art & Design

Reception Art & Design

  1. Having their own ideas

  2. Making links

  3. Choosing ways to do things

  1. Exploring and using media and materials

  2. Being imaginative

Year 1 Art & Design

Year 2 Art & Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

Year 3 Art & Design

Year 4 Art & Design

  1. create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

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

  3. Children learn about great artists, architects and designers in history

  1. create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

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

  3. Children learn about great artists, architects and designers in history

Year 5 Art & Design

Year 6 Art & Design

  1. Select and develop ideas confidently, using suitable materials confidently

  2. Improve quality of sketchbook with mixed media work and annotations

  3. Select own images and starting points for work

  4. Develop artistic/visual vocabulary when talking about own work and that of others

  5. Begin to explore possibilities, using and combining different styles and techniques

  1. Select and develop ideas confidently, using suitable materials confidently

  2. Improve quality of sketchbook with mixed media work and annotations

  3. Select own images and starting points for work

  4. Develop artistic/visual vocabulary when talking about own work and that of others

  5. Begin to explore possibilities, using and combining different styles and techniques