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Art & Design

At Kingsthorne we encourage the children to experience art through producing creative work, using a range of techniques and learning about great artists, craft makers and designers.

Early Years.
By the end of Foundation the children will be expected to:

  • Experiment with colour, form and function.
  • Represent their own ideas through art, music, dance, role play and stories.


Key Stage 1.
In Key Stage 1 the children will:

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • Develop a range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • Learn about artists, such as Monet, Van Gogh, Albert Durer and Mondrian.
  • Children in Key Stage 1 will begin to use sketchbooks to record their obervations.
Key Stage 2.
In Key Stage 2 the children will:
  • Continue to create sketch books to record their observations.
  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques including drawings, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.
  • Learn about and be able to compare artists, architects and designers in history, such as Kandinsky, Andy Warhol, Georges Seurat and William Morris.
  • Where possible we link Art to our curriculum topics e.g. studying William Morris in Year 5 linked to the history Victorian topic or creating pointillism.

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