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Curriculum Intention 

The Art and Design curriculum at Preshute Primary School aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils allowing them to develop new skills and stimulate their creativity to design. Art gives pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary to express themselves and respond to ideas and experiences.

At Preshute, pupils will learn about the history and explore the world around them more closely. They are encouraged to think critically and experiment with different techniques and forms, drawing on the work of significant artists. We link art into many other curriculum areas, adding interest and variety to topic work.

Pupils will explore their identities, collaborate with others, and try new ideas. We focus more on the essential skills learned during a task rather than the outcome, developing pupils' confidence and honing their creative problem-solving skills.

 Curriculum Implementation

At Preshute Primary School, the teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum are based on the National Curriculum, we have created our own knowledge and skills progressions. Teachers use long-term and medium-term plans to show which art skills and techniques are focused on each term.

In KS1 the children will be introduced to what a sketchbook is for and understand it is for experimentation and exploration. They will understand that the way each persons’ sketchbook looks is unique to them. Understand that artists use sketchbooks for different purposes and that each artist will find their own ways of working in a sketchbook.

In EYFS, we aim for pupils to:

  • Explore, use and refine various artistic effects to express their ideas and feelings.

  • Return to and build on their previous learning, refining ideas and developing their ability to represent them.

  • Create collaboratively, sharing ideas, resources and skills.

    In KS1, we aim for pupils 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.

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

  • Explore the work of various artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines and making

    links to their work.
    In KS2, we aim for pupils to:

  • To create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay] Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.


 Preshute Skills and Knowledge Progression- current until April 2024

Preshute skills and Knowledge updated Draft from April 2024.pdf


Curriculum Impact 

Arts week and Jubilee 2022


Below are some links to some fantastic resources to inspire your creativity outside of school.

National Gallery of art

Crayola online

Below are links where you can take virtual tours of some incredible art from the comfort of your home!

The Louvre - https://www.louvre.fr/en/online-tours

The British museum of art - https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

The Metropolitan museum of art - https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Easter Island - https://artsandculture.google.com/story/4wXhfs-0ooroMQ?hl=en