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Art & Design


The National Curriculum for Art & Design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their 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 of their art forms.

The children are taught Art and Design based on the National Curriculum.   Areas covered include: printing, textiles and collage, 3D form, painting and drawing.  Sketching takes place throughout the year. 

Art work is often linked to topics or other subjects beings taught.    

The work of famous artists is used to inspire and enhance the children's learning. 

Children have access to a wide range of art resources.  They develop their Art and Design skills each year building on their prior knowledge.     

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. 


On-going assessment stakes place throughout the year.  This is used to inform future lessons; ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately.   

We want children to learn, improve and embed a range of Art and Design skills throughout their time at Anthony Roper. They should be able to consider and discuss artwork they come across.   

We want our pupils to be confident to explore, experiment and take risks, placing value on the process and journey that they take, not just on the finished product.

We proudly display Art and Design work around our school.