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.
KS1 Art and Design lessons are linked to the topic being studied which ensure cross-curricular links as well as an Art Skills progression for KS1.
Reception follow their own framework for Early Years Foundation Stage and plan their curriculum for Expressive arts and design which involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design
and technology. They also take into account the Art Skills progression for Reception.