Tweedmouth Community Middle School

 Art & Design 


Purpose of study
Art and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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

By the end of each key stage pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Subject Content

Key Stage 2 – Yr 5 & 6
Pupils will 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 (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Key Stage 3 – Yr 7 & 8
Pupils will develop their creativity and ideas, and increase proficiency in their execution. They will develop a critical understanding of artists, architects, and designers, expressing reasoned judgments that can inform their own work.
• to use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas

  • to use a range of techniques and media, including painting
  • to increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials
  • to analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work
  • about the history of art, craft, design, film and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day.





Art & Design Curriculum Overviews

Year 5 Art Autumn Term

Year 5 Art Spring Term

Year 5 Art Summer Term

Year 6 Art Autumn Term

Year 6 Art Spring Term

Year 6 Art Summer Term

Year 7 Art Autumn Term

Year 7 Art Spring Term

Year 7 Art Summer Term

Year 8 Art Autumn Term

Year 8 Art Spring Term

Year 8 Art Summer Term