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Monkshouse Primary School

Together Everybody Achieves More

Art & Design

The art and design curriculum stimulates children’s creativity and imagination by providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world.


In EYFS, children are given the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media in accordance with their learning goals. 


In KS1, children learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers. They describe the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines and make links to their own work.  They use a range of materials to creatively design products. They use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. They develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. 


In KS2, children continue to evaluate the work of great artists, craft makers and designers. Children use their sketchbooks to record more observations and review and revisit ideas. They are taught to improve their mastery of art and design techniques with a range of media.