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Buxted Church of England Primary School

Art and Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Purpose of study for Art - National Curriculum 2013

We aim to: 

  • Develop practical art skills in drawing, painting, printing and 3D form
  • To learn about great artists, craft makers and designers from the past and present
  • To use art specific vocabulary to evaluate and analyse their own art and the creative works of other artists.
  • To use individual sketch books to practise skills and techniques

Developing art skills underpins our art lessons at Buxted and the children develop their skills and knowledge through our progressive skills curriculum. By giving the children the skills and time to experiment with tools, techniques and materials they can then use these skills to apply to their individual artwork. Art lessons are generally linked to a learning topic but sometimes they are stand alone lessons focusing on a certain technique, artist or skill.

Art Progression Map