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Statement of Intent

At Parkgate Primary School we believe that art and design allows pupils to solve problems, think creatively and develop ideas. Art and design offers pupils a chance to use creative thinking and activities within a defined purpose and tangible outcome. Our school is committed to nurturing pupils’ curiosity and creativity.

By teaching art and design, we aim to help pupils: 

  • Develop their design and making skills.
  • Use a wide range of tools and materials.
  • Learn about working safely and using protective measures.
  • Work individually and collaborate with other pupils in a variety of contexts.
  • Become creative thinkers and learners, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Learn how to draw, paint, sculpture and create art.
  • Evaluate their work and the work of their peers, as well as other artists.

Art Overview EYFS - Yr 6


By the end of EYFS, pupils will be taught to:

  • 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
  • Begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.



By the end of KS1, pupils will be taught to:

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • Appreciate 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.



By the end of KS2, pupils will be taught to:

  • Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.
  • Appreciate great artists, architects and designers in history.