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All Saints Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Art and Design 



The National Curriculum for art aims to ensure that all children:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development for their art forms.

At All Saints we strive to deliver purposeful and high-quality learning experiences and opportunities for all pupils to enable progression in art across the school. Pupils have the opportunity to experience art in a range of contexts taking place beyond the classroom, including; in nature, Social Action, trips to local art galleries and visits from artists. These hands-on experiences give children the confidence to express themselves creatively. Through cross curricular links, children have a strong understanding of how culture impacts and influences art and culture in our society.



Teachers at All Saints are passionate about delivering art lessons to engage and motivate all learners from Nursery through to Year 6. Lessons are structured using the Progression of Knowledge through art document and this is adapted as required by the class teachers. The progression of knowledge documents support learners to become confident in five key elements of art and design:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printing
  • Collage and Textiles
  • Sculpture

By following this structure, children are provided the fundamental tools to develop their own creative minds and the support to master specific skills.

Progression of Skills for Art and Design




Children at All Saints thoroughly enjoy their art and design lessons. It is evident that the school provides a safe, supportive space for children to take creative risks in their work. From Nursery to Year 6, children are passionate about designing, creating, evaluating and displaying their art.

Children’s work is celebrated all around the school, from newsletters and wall displayer to our Creative Hub bursting with children’s artwork.