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Primary School


Subject Lead: Mrs Cookson


At Cheviot Primary School art forms an important part of the curriculum. The purpose of Art and Design in our curriculum is to develop skills in using a range of media and techniques and broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of a variety of different artists and their works. Across the curriculum in all year groups, children will build on a repertoire of basic skills such as resilience, perseverance, confidence and self-expression through a range of activities.


In Key Stage 1 the children will learn to use a range of different materials creatively to design and make products. They will draw, paint and sculpture materials such as clay to develop techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Children will use technology to produce images. They will also learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers.


In Key Stage 2 the children will learn to improve their mastery of art and design techniques by learning specific drawing, painting and sculpture techniques. They will experience using a wider range of materials. Children will use technology to produce images, patterns and decorative pieces of work. They will record their observations and ideas and use them to review and evaluate improvements.  They will also learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.