Art and Design

Engaging, exciting and empowering lifelong learners through a creative, mastery-based curriculum

Our curriculum is centred around developing the whole child: from their head, to their heart, to their hand.

The characteristics of an artist at East Farleigh Primary:

  • The ability to use visual language skilfully and convincingly (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations,

  • Convey insights and accentuate their individuality.

  • The ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form.

  • The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination.

  • The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or

digital media.

  • An impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craftmakers and designers.

  • The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings.

  • Independence, initiative and originality which they can use to develop their creativity.

  • The ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skilfully and inventively to realise intentions and capitalise on the unexpected.

  • The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others.

  • A passion for and a commitment to the subject.

Curriculum Ambition


Curriculum Design


Progression and content has been revised (March 2022) and, with the exception of KS1, will be implemented from September.

What do our pupils think?

Possible Career Aspirations for the Future

As an artist, you could become a...






For more career ideas, please visit First Careers

Disclaimer: This has been developed with reflection upon the National Curriculum (2014) and Cornerstones Education