Ashbourne Hilltop
Primary and Nursery School

with ERS Provision

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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 Primary School art is an integral part of our thematic Cornerstones approach to teaching where there is emphasis on the skills taught.  Children across the school enjoy using a variety of tools and techniques.  This gives them the opportunity to develop understanding of the process involved in producing a piece of art.


In the early years, children are introduced to a range of materials and tools, such as a range of paints, dough, chalks, pastels, sponges, rollers and cutting tools.  They are encouraged to be creative, using their own experiences and ideas.


KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum Art and Design