Art & Design

Art & Design Curriculum Ambition: National

Our Art & Design curriculum engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.  Pupils are encouraged to be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Through the curriculum, they are taught about  how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


Art & Design Curriculum Ambition: Federation

At Roselands and Stafford we have an Art & Design specialist teacher and the pupils receive high quality provision, enabling them to develop their knowledge and skills from Year 1 to Year 6. 

In EYFS, the children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. 

In Key stage 1 pupils  use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. THey develop their skills in drawing, painting and sculpture 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  Pupils are taught 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. 

At Key stage 2 pupils are taught to refine and 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. Pupils 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.  At Key Stage 2, pupils further develop their knowledge of great artists, architects and designers in history.

Our vision

Working collaboratively to inspire learners to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and values required for lifelong learning and to be successful, active members of the Trust and wider community.