What are we aiming for?

At High Hesket CE School we foster creativity and feel that Art and Design plays a crucial role in our curriculum, enabling children to develop the confidence to express themselves and their ideas through a range of media and techniques. Through painting, drawing and sculpture, children explore a range of starting points and inspirations, and develop skills relating to different media and styles. We embrace the works of artists from around the world and from different time periods and cultures, teaching children to develop critical thinking and to appreciate and learn from the skills of others. We encourage children to experiment and ensure that children understand that there is no set way to produce artistic pieces, it is a subjective expression of their ideas. We ask children to challenge themselves, using sketching and planning to explore ideas and for them to look back reflectively, making adaptations and developing their skills as they work. 

How do we get there?

In the downloads section below you will find the progression of skills and vocabulary for Art and Design. These documents show how Art and Design develops as the children move through the school.