Art and Design

‘Art, craft 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.’  — DFES

At Ashbourne Hilltop, Art is an integral part of our cross-curricular approach to teaching where there is an emphasis on the skills taught. Children across school enjoy using a variety of tools and techniques including ICT. In the early years, children are introduced to a range of art materials and tools, such as a range of paints, dough, chalks, pastels, sponges, rollers and cutting tools.

Art and Design National Curriculum

Find out more about the Art and Design National Curriculum for key stages 1 and 2.

How we teach Art in EYFS

How we teach DT in EYFS