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At Panshanger Primary School we follow the National Curriculum Programmes of study for Art and Design, and it is our aim that in Art our 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

In key Stage 1 children will learn:

  • 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 practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work

As the children progress through the school, there will be opportunities for them 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.
In key Stage 2 children will learn:

  • to create sketch books 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 [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history

These skills will be achieved through a range of mediums e.g. pencils, paints, chalk, clay, textiles, 3d materials and digital technologies. The skills of Art will be taught discreetly in art lessons and there will be many opportunities for children to use their skills creatively and expressively across the whole of the Primary Curriculum.

For more detailed information please visit the termly class newsletters.