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At Court de Wyck, pupils are provided with an ambitious curriculum in Art and Design which is tailored to be inclusive for all. Our mixed aged classes enjoy a rolling program which covers the National Curriculum Programme of Study and is tailored to ensure good progression across the key stages. These run across the whole school in order to support children with developing their artistic understanding and skills year on year to enable children to effectively know more and remember more. We use Curriculum Maestro to inform our progression, skills, and planning.


Throughout their learning in Art and Design we ensure that pupils:

  • Explore and use a range of different techniques and materials.
  • Visit places of artistic design interest where possible.
  • Access to quality sources such as books, internet and photographs.
  • Hear and /or work with specialists where possible.
  • Take part in role play and discussions to demonstrate their understanding of the influence art and design can have on people.
  • Have opportunities to work independently or collaboratively.
  • Where possible, are involved in activities with a real-life purpose, e.g. design a new school logo.




Art and Design is taught in Early Years as an integral part of the learning theme through child-initiated and adult led activities. The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. The children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials.

 During the EYFS, pupils should:

• Use a range of small tools, including scissors, paintbrushes and cutlery effectively.

• Begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.

• 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.