Art & Design

Aims and purposes:

Art and design offers opportunities to:


 Art and design is about developing students’ creativity and imagination through providing art, craft and design activities that relate to students’ own identity and experiences, the natural and made objects and materials with which they are familiar and the locality in which they live. Students develop creativity and imagination by building on their knowledge, skills and understanding of materials and processes through engaging in increasingly complex activities. Students experiences help them to develop their understanding of the diverse roles and functions of art and design in the locality and in the wider world.


improve their control of materials, tools and techniques and become more confident in using visual and tactile elements, materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think;

Language and communication:

Students develop language skills by:

Values and attitudes:

Students have opportunities in art and design to:

Health and safety:

Teaching risk concepts to students will help them make their own decisions about risk so that they can:

Building on students’ earlier experiences

Earlier experiences are likely to have included:

Features of progression:

Planning to help children get better at art and design involves: