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Art and Design

Art and Design




Our art and design curriculum is designed with our values of our school and aims to inspire pupils and develop their confidence in experiment and invent their own works of art. Children are encouraged to utilise our school values of ambition, self-confidence, perseverance, independence, respect and enquiry in art lessons. Our art curriculum gives pupils every opportunity to develop their ability, nurture their talent and interests, express their ideas and thoughts about the world, as well as learning about the rich heritage and culture artists and craftspeople. The art learning at Lynsted supports pupils to meet the National curriculum end of key stage attainment targets. We believe children should access meaningful progression across the year groups with skills from the earliest stages of development being continuously developed, with increasing independence and creativity built in through focused sessions.



Our art curriculum is designed with strands that run throughout the school and are implemented in each unit that is taught. These are:


  • Generating ideas
  • Using sketchbooks
  • Making skills (including formal elements eg.line, shape, tone, texture, pattern, colour)
  • Knowledge of artists
  • Evaluating and analysing


We also have overarching skills that are built upon -  drawing, painting and mixed media, sculpture and 3D art, craft and design.


Key skills are revisited again and again with increasing complexity in a spiral curriculum model. This allows pupils to revise and build on their previous learning. Creativity and independent outcomes are embedded into our units, supporting students in learning how to make their own creative choices and decisions, so that their art outcomes, whilst still being knowledge-rich, are unique to the pupil and personal. These experiences are capture in sketchbooks.



Lynsted’s art curriculum is designed in such a way that children are involved in the evaluation, dialogue and decision making about the quality of their outcomes and the improvements they need to make. By taking part in regular discussions and decision-making processes, children will not only know facts and key information about art, but they will be able to talk confidently about their own learning journey and have a growing understanding of how to improve.


 After the implementation of this curriculum, pupils should leave primary school equipped with a range of techniques and the confidence and creativity to form a strong foundation for their Art and design learning.


 The expected impact of is that children will:

  • Produce creative work, exploring and recording their ideas and experiences.
  • Be proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using subject-specific language.
  • Know about great artists and the historical and cultural development of their art.
  • Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National curriculum for Art and design.