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Branston Church of England Infant Academy

'The Best We Can Be'


National Curriculum Objectives for Key Stage 1 Art & Design

What does Art and Design look like at Branston C of E Infant Academy?

The Art and Design curriculum supports children to become artists and help children to express the world around them through a variety of different mediums such as sculpture, painting and crafting. We provide children with a whole variety of different experiences through both EYFS and KS1 so that they can communicate and express their thoughts, ideas and emotions through the use of colour, texture, pattern and form. 


The implementation of Art and Design at Branston C of E Infant Academy:

In EYFS, Expressive Art and Design helps to support and strengthen the prime areas of learning (these prime areas of learning include communication and language, physical development as well as personal, social and emotional development). At Branston Church of England Infant Academy, we strongly believe that it through the engagement with the arts that children’s vocabulary broadens, self-esteem and confidence grows, and physical development can thrive. 


During the children’s time in KS1, children will have:

  • Learnt to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Draw, paint and sculpt to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • The ability to use line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form to express their own emotions, make observations and express their individuality.
  • Gain a good knowledge and understanding of other artists, craft makers and designers.
  • To recognise similarities and differences between artists and make links to their own art work.

Our aim is that children will have broad experience of art mediums and begin to develop a sense of confidence in expressing themselves in using these.


We also ensure that all children have enrichment experiences beyond the curriculum such as taking part in willow sculpting and outdoor drawing lessons with local artists.


What is the impact of learning these skills?

As Artists, the vast majority of pupils have master the skills set out above. They have achieve this by taking part in a whole host of exciting and creative topics as well as timely and well sequenced repetition of skills and knowledge. They are confident t in their knowledge and application of a range of art techniques. They have had the opportunity to learn about and be inspired by a number of significant artists and their works.