The National Curriculum

Purpose of Study: Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art & 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 & 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.

Aims:  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.

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

Key Stage 1: Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Key Stage 2: Pupils should be taught to 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.

Pupils should be taught:

  • to create sketchbooks 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.
  • About great artists, architects and designers in history.


Art & Design at Lincoln Gardens

Our vision

At Lincoln Gardens Primary School, we provide children with the opportunity to develop their artistic skills and knowledge through engagement in a rich, vibrant curriculum that stimulates the creative process.  Our teachers ensure that art and design lessons develop children’s skills, whilst also encouraging individual freedom of expression, leading to an imaginative and diverse collection of artworks. We seek to teach cross-curricular art lessons that allow children to use and apply their basic skills in Maths and English in different, more creative contexts. 

We provide our children with access to a wide range of high quality resources, to ensure that they have the opportunity to experiment and develop their ideas in a variety of mediums, including:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Print-making
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles
  • Collage
  • Digital

Our curriculum has been carefully constructed to ensure that children experience a broad and balanced art education, allowing them to develop a growing knowledge of the work and lives of significant national and international artists.

Recommended Web Sites

Many of our local and regional galleries are free to visit – why not plan a family day out to see an exhibition, or take part in a workshop? Use the links below to keep you and your family up to date with nearby art exhibitions, workshops and events:

Discover our national art collection and find out where you can visit the nation’s treasures:

Telephone: 01724 844430      Email:      Address: Lincoln Gardens, Scunthorpe, DN16 2ED

Headteacher: Miss Andrea Nuttall
Telephone: 01724 844430
Address: Lincoln Gardens, Scunthorpe, DN16 2ED