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Heyes Lane Primary School

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Heyes Lane Primary School


Art and Design

Our Art and Design Vision


‘At Heyes Lane Primary School we believe that all aspects of Art and Design should be a source of pleasure within the whole curriculum. We aim to develop a child’s capacity to see the world with increasing degrees of depth and analysis, as well as take delight in what is seen’.


Our Key Elements for teaching Art and Design

We ensure that throughout their work, our pupils are taught:

  • Pattern and texture in natural and made forms
  • Colour matching and colour mixing
  • How images are made using line and tone
  • The use of shape, form and space in images and artefacts
  • How to develop, plan and communicate ideas
  • Work with tools, equipment, materials and components
  • Evaluate processes and product
  • Investigate artists and significant figures in creative design


In the EYFS the children will be taught creativity in art, craft and design by:

  • Explores colour and how colours can be changed.
  • Understands that they can use lines to enclose a space, and then begin to use these shapes to represent objects.
  • Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things
  • Uses various construction materials.
  • Beginning to construct, stacking blocks vertically and horizontally, making enclosures and creating spaces.
  • Joins construction pieces together to build and balance.
  • Realises tools can be used for a purpose.




In KS1 the children will be taught creativity in art, craft and design by:

  • Using a range of materials to design and make products
  • Using drawing, painting and sculpture to share ideas, experiences and imagination
  • Developing techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space using clay and printing to a large scale and in 3D
  • Being taught about the work of a range of artists, craftsmen and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines and making links to their own work.



In KS2 the children will be taught creativity in art, craft and design by:

  • To create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas, and collect visual materials to help them to develop their ideas
  • To improve their mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint and clay)
  • About the greatest artists, architects and designers in history.