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Art and Design

Art and Design at The Hayes is an opportunity for all children to be creative and have freedom of expression. Our curriculum content features formal elements and topic related skills within each year group. The formal elements focus on teaching the discreet skills of line, shape, tone, texture, pattern, colour. Our curriculum engages, inspires and challenges our pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. The impact of this can be seen around our school, in classrooms and in sketchbooks. 

In every year group, pupils have an abundance of opportunities to explore and make art in a wide variety of media. As pupils progress, our curriculum helps foster critical thinking skills by children analysing different techniques and critiquing their own work and those of renowned artists. This helps them to develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.
Watching the uninhibited self-expression of children engaged in an art lesson is wonderful and clear to see. 
As a school, we enjoy celebrating successes and take immense pride in our pupils' work. We display childrens' work prominently around our school. We know through pupil voice, that Art and Design encourages self-expression, creativity and can build confidence as well as a sense of individual identity.



Art and Design skills and knowledge progression overview

Art and Design in action through the curriculum

Art and Design over various Arts Weeks