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At EDS we believe that 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.  – National Curriculum 2014

Art is a fantastic way for all children of all ages to express themselves, be creative and to explore. “All children are artists” – Pablo Picasso


Here at EDS exploring the arts is built into all areas of the curriculum wherever possible.


As a school we enjoy celebrating the art that is created through displays, assemblies and sharing work with pupils and parents. 


Questions to ask about art.


What lines do you see in the artwork?

Colours you see in the artwork?

 Which area of the artwork stands out to you the most? Why?

 What does the artwork make you think of?

 What emotion / mood does it make you feel?

 Close your eyes and describe the artwork from memory. What do you remember?

 What adjectives would you use to describe this artwork?

 If this artwork had sound effects what would they be and why?

 How was this piece of art created?

 If this artwork was a piece of music or a song, what would it be? Why?

 What title would you give this artwork?

Artists and Musicians


At EDS every month we celebrate World Music and Composers and famous Artists. We listen to the music before school and at assemblies and we observe and learn about the techniques of artists and emulate their work.

This year:


Autumn Year Term 1

Artist: Pablo Picasso

Music African, Asia.


Autumn Term 2

Artist: Henry Turner

Music Antarctica and Christmas


Spring Term 1

Artist: Claude Monet

Music Chinese and Australian


Spring Term 2

Artist: David Hockney

Music North America


Summer Term 1

Artist: Yayoi Kusama

Music South America, European


Summer Term 2

Artist: George Seurat

Music 1980’s -2020

Progression of skills in Art and Design

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