Yeo Moor Primary School

Yeo Moor Primary School

YM Art

At Yeo Moor, we believe that everyone has the potential to be an artist and all pupils experience producing creative and imaginative work. It is important that children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills e.g. collage, printing, weaving and patterns.

Children will develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers. All children will develop their interest and curiosity about art and design through a series of lessons offering skills progression, knowledge progression and offering children the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways. The lessons will offer the chance for children to develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development. 

Every Yeo Moor Artist will:


  • safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

Key Stage 1

  • use a range of materials creatively to design and make products;
  • use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination;
  • develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space;
  • learn 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

  • 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;
  • 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. 


Art is a creative journey that allows children to produce creative work, explore their ideas and record their experiences through a range of mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and craft design techniques. It should provide opportunities for children to express themselves through their artwork and have an understanding of how to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design. Children should have good knowledge of a range of great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. 

Knowledge Choice:

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End Points:

Art and design learning is loved by teachers and pupils across school. Teachers have higher expectations and more quality evidence can be presented in a variety of ways. All children use technical vocabulary accurately and pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified. Children improve their enquiry skills and inquisitiveness about the world around them, and their impact through art and design on the world. Children will become more confident in analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art. Children show competences in improving their resilience and perseverance by continually evaluating and improving their work. All children in school can speak confidently about their art and design work and their skills.