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Art & Design


At Reed First School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to express their individual interests, thought and ideas while helping them to explore new knowledge across the curriculum.

We believe that 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.

During each academic year, our planning ensures that the children have opportunities to engage in a variety of art forms.

We state which elements and mediums of art are being taught and applied and its inspiration.  We ensure that a range of elements and mediums are used through the year.  The subject leader will ensure a range of elements and mediums through the school by monitoring planning and outcomes.  Our long term plans also specify where artists, designers and architects are studied.

Elements Mediums Inspiration
Line Painting Artist
Shape Drawing Designer
Colour Photography Architect
Form Collage Environment
Texture Clay Culture
Space Plaster

Elements of Art

These are the basic elements that are used by Artists in creating Art; they are what you use to create an aesthetically pleasing work. When we make Art, we need to understand and apply these seven Elements of Art.