Rucstall Primary School

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Art and Design

The National Curriculum

Art 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. 


Children in Key Stage One

  • Be able to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

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

  • Learn about the work of a range of artists and being able to compare.


Children in Key Stage Two

  • Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

  •  Improve mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

  • Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.


Why is art essential in the Primary Curriculum?

Creative art activities can help children in all areas of development.  For example, it can help with a child's physical development, social development, cognitive development, emotional development and with imagination and creativity.