Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children work in a range of different mediums creating a wide variety of two and three-dimensional projects.  In addition to the wide variety of skills they develop, pupils are encouraged to be reflective about the art work that they creating, recognising (and celebrating) success whilst also critically evaluating how they would improve their work. 

Our curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences 
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques 
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design 
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. 

An overview of the areas taught can be seen here: 

Ark Castledown Primary Academy Art/ Design Technology curriculum.