Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

·         Use experiences and ideas as the inspiration for artwork.

·         Share ideas using drawing, painting and sculpture.

·         Explore a variety of techniques.

·         Learn about the work of a range of artists, artisans and designers.

·         Use experiences, other subjects across the curriculum and ideas as inspiration for artwork.

·         Develop and share ideas in a sketchbook and in finished products.

·         Improve mastery of techniques.

·         Learn about the great artists, architects and designers in history.


Learning Objectives

·         To develop ideas

·         To master techniques

·         To take inspiration from the greats



·         The ability to use visual language skillfully and convincingly (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights and accentuate their individuality.

·         The ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form.

·         The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination.

·         The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media.

·         An impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craftmakers and designers.

·         The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings.

·         Independence, initiative and originality which they can use to develop their creativity.

·         The ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skillfully and inventively to realise intentions and capitalise on the unexpected.

·         The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others.


·         A passion for and a commitment to the subject.



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