North Featherstone Junior And Infant School

Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it.

“I do not want ART for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -William Morris

Art & Design


At North Featherstone J & I, we inspire children to achieve their potential in their own unique way. 

Art and Design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity.

Children should also know how Art and Design both reflect and shape our history, and how it contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

The National Curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all pupils:
 produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
 become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
 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.

Children at the expected level of development will:

- Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function;
- Share their creations, explaining the process they have used;
- Make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories.

In Key stage 1
Pupils should be taught:

-to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
-to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
- about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

In Key stage 2
Pupils should be taught

-to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
-to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
- to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
- about great artists, architects and designers in history.