Grindleton C.E. Primary School

Grow and Shine in God’s Glory


The Foundation Stage


Before embarking on key stage 1 work, many children will have attended reception and nursery classes where they will have had opportunities to find out and learn about the world they live in. The Early Years Foundation Stage provides a rich environment in which we encourage and value creativity. We relate the creative development of the children to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals, which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five. The children’s learning includes art, designing & making, dance, role-play and imaginative play. The range of experience are imaginative and enjoyable.


Key Stage 1


Pupils are taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop 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
  • 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.


Key Stage 2


Pupils are 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.


Pupils are taught:

  • to 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 [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history