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Art & Design

A Little School With Big Ideas


At Moggerhanger Primary School we aim to:

• Develop creativity and imagination

• Produce creative work, exploring ideas and their experiences

• Use colour, form, texture and patterns, materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think

• Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, collage and textiles

• Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design

• Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

• Develop an appreciation, critical awareness, knowledge and understanding of the work of other artists, designers and craftspeople from their own and other cultural heritages

• Have knowledge and understanding of how art and design has shaped our history and contributes to culture and creativity

• Develop and extend the pupils’ visual creativity, curiosity, enquiry and aesthetic sensitivity to the natural and the man-made world

• Enable pupils to respond and enjoy expressing their ideas, feelings and imagination using visual media, practical making skills and the visual language of art.

Through Art & Design we also aim to:

• Develop children’s’ visual perception, awareness and observation skills

• Develop children’s capability to express their ideas and feelings

• Develop imagination, creativity and inventiveness

• Promote awareness and understanding of gender, cultural, spiritual and moral issues

• Encourage children to evaluate and review their work and the work of others.


At Moggerhanger Primary School Art and Design is taught as a discrete subject across all ages and stages of the school. Pupils experience learning each term that is carefully planned and organized to help children make links in their learning across other subject areas, while also delving further into the culture and influences of the periods studied.

Our Art and Design Curriculum is adapted from materials sourced through the Primary Knowledge Curriculum (PKC) which ensures all aspects of the National Curriculum (2014) are implemented while also providing clear knowledge and skill progression throughout the Art and Design journey.


Pupils develop skills and knowledge through a range of mediums and influences, including sculpting, painting, drawing and creating abstract pieces. 

Our ‘Big Ideas’ threads:

Materials and Media

Creativity and 

Creativity and 

Whole School Curriculum Map:

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  • Data drop on SIMS – Steps Aut1/Spr1/Sum1

  • Updated statements on SIMS AUT2/SPR2/SUM2

  • End of unit assessment tasks (Quizzes)

  • Pupil Sketch books


Art & Design Policy

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Curriculum - Art & Design

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