Art and Design

What are we aiming for?

At Yardley Primary School we provide a high-quality art and design education which enables our pupils to develop an enthusiasm for art and design, whilst ensuring we fulfil the aims of the National Curriculum. Through the teaching of art and design, pupils will engage with the creative world and develop an understanding of how it has shaped the world we live in. We recognise that a high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire, and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge, vocabulary and skills to experiment, critique, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

How do we achieve this?

Our art and design curriculum is delivered through different themed topics taught throughout the year. Each topic has been designed to cover an artistic element and allow pupils to build upon their prior knowledge. We use Access Art to support our teaching and curriculum design.

Art in the early years

In EYFS, art and design is taught through the specific area of learning and development; expressive arts and design. This is delivered through exploration and child-initiated play.

To find out more about our early years curriculum, visit our E.Y.F.S. page here.

Curriculum Overviews

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Year 1 Art and DesignOverview.pdf
Year 2 Art and Design Overview.pdf
Year 3 Art and Design Overview.pdf
Year 4 Art and Design Overview.pdf
Year 5 Art and Design Overview.pdf
Year 6 Art and Design Overview.pdf

If you require any further information about this curriculum area or any other, please do not hesitate to contact us.