Evelyn CommunityPrimary School

‘Inspiring minds, nurturing dreams, learning for life’

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At Evelyn our art and design curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to participate in, experiment with, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children will be empowered to think creatively and critically. They will investigate and evaluate a wide range of creative outcomes from the past and present to develop rigorous understanding of the many disciplines within art, craft and design and how they shape our past and future.



The Art and Design curriculum is built around essential knowledge, understanding and key skills.  These are broken into year group expectations and show clear continuity and progress.

 The National Curriculum states that ‘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.’

Our Aim is for all children to:

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. The children have sketch books to map out ideas and try techniques.



The impact of our art and design curriculum can be seen not only in our children’s sketch books but also through classroom displays and the school environment.

Children will show clear enjoyment, self-expression and confidence in Art .

The intellectual, emotional, physical and social development the children gain through their art and design curriculum has a positive impact on their progress in other curriculum subjects. 

Children become creative, critical thinkers with enhanced cultural capital, prepared for their next steps after primary school.

Children in Foundation Stage are assessed within Expressive Arts and Design and their progress is tracked using the terms On Track and Not on Track.

The children are assessed as they enter each Year Group by Drawing a Person, taken from the Goodenough Draw a Person Test, which gives the children a reading age and allows teachers to see how to move children forward. Three samples from each year group are collected.