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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.


Art & Design Intent.

At Lyne and Longcross, the Art and Design curriculum is designed to empower pupils so that they become responsible for their own learning through:


  • enjoying their learning;
  • having a go and fostering a ‘have a go’ attitude through experimentation and creativity;
  • developing their concentration;
  • co-operating with others;
  • using their imagination and being creative;
  • being curious;
  • evaluating, comparing and improving their work.

Art should enable pupils to communicate what they see, feel and think. It allows pupils to explore their feelings and emotions in a safe, non-judgemental environment. ‘Involvement in participatory arts appears to improve wellbeing broadly defined (e.g. on the Warwick-Edinburgh Wellbeing Scale). Specific health outcomes have also been reported, including reduced depression, stress and anxiety and improved immune system functioning.’ (N. Hoft, 2018).


We also learn about Art because it is one of the oldest and most important ways in which people communicate their ideas and feelings.

We want our children to leave Lyne and Longcross with the knowledge of a wide range of artists, and an understanding of why people make art and the important role it can play in people’s lives.

Pupils develop the skills needed to create their own art, and the capacity to respond creatively to a range of ideas and themes to communicate their own ideas, thoughts or views.

Pupils are encouraged to engage with art, and find that it can be uplifting and joyous as much as it can be controversial and baffling, but either way, we want children to learn it is worth engaging with.

We deliver the National Curriculum, covering drawing, painting and sculpture. Our curriculum is carefully and thoughtfully planned so that children can build on their previous knowledge and existing skills each year.


Our Art and Design aims

  • To promote children’s enjoyment of art and to develop confidence and a sense of achievement through the acquisition of skills and through the creative process
  • To stimulate each child’s creativity and imagination
  • To enable pupils to become visually literate: to understand and use Art as means of communication
  • To increase the pupils’ capacity to enjoy and value the visual, tactile and other sensory dimensions of the natural and manmade environment
  • To develop the pupils’ ability to articulate and communicate ideas, opinions and feelings about their own work and that of others
  • To develop the pupils’ aesthetic sensibilities and capacity for original thought
  • To increase awareness of the role and purpose of Art and Design in different times and cultures
  • To enable pupils to work from direct observation, imagination and memory using a wide range of materials and techniques developing their skills and control
  • To develop each child’s understanding of colour, form, texture and pattern through a broad and balanced curriculum




Our planning is based on the National Curriculum and EYFS, carefully tailored to maximise our resources, expertise and needs of our children.


Cross Curricular Links

Art is planned through a half termly topic approach which ensures art learning is relevant and engaging as links to other areas are made explicit. The local area utilised effectively in supporting the teaching and learning of art e.g. e.g. through looking for patterns at our local church.

Year 2 have been working on some fabulous art work this term. Their artwork has been inspired by Rousseau's 'Tiger in the Jungle.'

The children started their artwork by painting the background. They went on to draw over-sized leaves and painted them. Our wonderful artists created a tiger and layered it up to recreate the tiger 'peeking through' the leaves.