At Worsthorne Primary School, we believe that teaching and learning in Art and Design is important because it stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. The purpose of art education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.

Expressive Arts and Design
ELG: Creating with Materials
Children at the expected level of development will:
– Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques,
experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function;
– Share their creations, explaining the process they have used;
– Make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives
and stories.
ELG: Being Imaginative and Expressive
Children at the expected level of development will:
– Invent, adapt and recount narratives and stories with peers and their teacher;
– Sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs;
Perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and – when
appropriate – try to move in time with music.

Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught:
 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
 about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Examples of work

Key stage 2
Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
Pupils should be taught:
 to create sketch books 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]
 about great artists, architects and designers in history

Examples of work