Welcome to Art & Design at Monksdown Primary 2017 – 2018

2017 Whole Curriculum – Art 2017

Progression in Skills ART

Art Policy (available soon)


Our Vision

We believe that Art, craft and design express some of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality Art and Design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Art and Design. They should also know how it both reflects and shapes our history, and 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.

All children should have the opportunity to develop their artistic skills through the curriculum and through the range of experiences and opportunities that our school offers.