Art & Design

Children at Hunwick Primary School engage in a good quality Art and Design education from their entry in Reception until the end of KS2 in Year 6. We believe that Art and Design curriculum acts as a stimulus to develop children’s imagination, creativity, technical and evaluative skills. Learning is influenced by closely looking at a range of artists, craft makers and designers and, understand different historical, cultural and ethnically diverse art forms. By providing an exciting, creative and rich Art and Design curriculum provides children with a firm foundation of skills for drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles and sculpture techniques.

Art and Design in the Early Years

In the Early Years, Art and Design plays a very important role in the children’s development. Children are taught to represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through their art work. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for

Art and Design for KS1 and KS2.

Art and Design in KS1

The Long Term Plan for Art and Design covered in school sees Key Stage 1 being taught on a half termly cycle alongside Design and Technology.

Children 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 practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Art and Design in KS2

The Long Term Plan for Art and Design covered in school sees Key Stage 2 being taught on a half termly cycle alongside Design and Technology.

Children 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.

Children should be taught:

  • 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.

National curriculum in England: art and design programmes of study - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)