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.
Welcome to the Art & Design corner of our website!
At East Farleigh Primary School our intent is to engage the head, excite the heart and empower the hand
in all that we do. We intend to deliver outstanding teaching of Art & Design across all year groups. To do
this we will have topics rich with learning opportunities, both practical and mental, experiences that
spark the interest of our pupils and topics that can be cross curricular. We are therefore able to embed pupils'
knowledge and skills to a mastery level.
In your Art lessons you will be taught a range of skills including:
At East Farleigh, alongside the National Curriculum, we follow...
Our aims in...
Essential skills our young artists will possess:
• The ability to use visual language skillfully 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
• 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 skillfully 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.
A gallery of budding artists!
What you can do at home...
It is extremely important for children to be able to express themselves creatively and be able to explore a range of different styles and techniques in their art. Allowing your child the space and time to get creative and play with different media and tools will benefit them as artists and creative thinkers.
There are endless activities you can do at home/in your local area, some are:
- Painting/print making (you can use your hands/stamps as well as paint brushes)
- Drawing and colouring using both imagination and references
- sculpting and making (play doh is a great and accessible resource)
- Collaging, make it a challenge of using recycled materials from around the home
- Computer programs like Paint are excellent for getting creative using technology
Art and craft activities can be unstructured or structured depending on the preference of your child. Using recycled and natural resources in art is a fun and free way of getting creative in our every day lives. It is important that children with a love of the arts are encouraged to build upon their existing talents and explore new ones and that children who may be a little more reluctant are shown that it's OK to go outside their comfort zones in order to have new experiences creatively.