Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Art and Design Curriculum


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"Art encourages children to think, developing skills and confidence as they go."  (F. Kohl)



Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.  We recognise the importance of a high-quality art and design education, from Early Years to Key Stage 2, that engages, inspires, challenges and equips children with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As our children progress, they are supported to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. 


By the time our pupils leave us at the end of Key Stage 2, the Chalklands Art and Design Curriculum ensures they:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences  
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, printing, textiles, and digital art
  • learn, think, write and speak like artists drawing upon the key elements of art and design: colour, texture, tone, line, shape, form, and space
  • learn, think, read, write and speak like artists drawing upon the key principles of art and design: balance, rhythm, pattern, emphasis, contrast, unity, and movement
  • evaluate, analyse and respond to creative works (their own, their peers, and those of others) using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, of differing time periods, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art form
  • are confident to express themselves with individuality, and articulate and evaluate their abilities, free from fear
  • are brave, take risks, give things a go, and tackle a final piece applying the learnt skills




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Links to pupil resources:



Online Art Resources


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Links to parent resources:



The Artful Parent






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