Art and Design



To provide all children with opportunities to explore ideas, develop their ability to control materials and improve their confidence when working creatively. To deliver a curriculum that includes a wide range of activities that inspire the children and their imaginations.  

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Whole School 'Refugee' Art Project 2023


  • Art resources are kept in a central art store, which can be accessed and used by all teachers.     
  • Books on art-based subjects are kept in the library to support teaching and learning.
  • We teach through a progressive curriculum that allows the children to develop practical knowledge and build upon past learning. 
  • The schools connective curriculum enables the pupils to develop theoretical and disciplinary knowledge through the class topics and artists studied. 
  • The foundations of our curriculum is taken directly from the Early Learning Goals and the National Curriculum. When considering the practical content for our progression document, we use The Cheshire Scheme of Work for Art to support this.
  • Every pupil has a sketchbook which may be used to plan, practise, evaluate, research and develop new skills. 
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Our children enjoy the self-expression that they experience in Art.

They are always keen to learn new skills and work hard to perfect those shown to them.

The children’s art is very often cross-curricular, and helps them to express feelings and emotions in art,  as well as show their knowledge and understanding in history, geography and science.


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Our Art and Design curriculum.

The documents below outline our Art and Design curriculum. 

Art and Design Curriculum 

This document outlines how we have planned to deliver the National Curriculum in Art and Design across Years 1- 6. 

Art and Design and EYFS

The EYFS framework is structured very differently to the national curriculum as it is organised across seven areas of learning rather than subject areas.
Whilst we prefer not to refer to Art and Design as a discrete subject on the Early Years and Foundation Stage curriculum, it can be found within various areas of learning.

For example, relevant statements can be found in the following areas:
•    Physical Development 
•    Expressive Arts and Design 

This development of knowledge and understanding does not happen in isolation without simultaneously and symbiotically developing other areas of learning. 
Our EYFS curriculum document provides the overview of how we deliver the EYFS framework in school and prepare our children for the National Curriculum covered from Year 1 upwards.  

National Curriculum Mapping

Our National Curriculum coverage mapping document highlights were the Art and Design National Curriculum objectives are delivered in school. 


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Christleton Primary School

Quarry Ln, Christleton, Chester CH3 7AY
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