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Subject Intent


All children learn what it means to be a great artist. In the study of art, it is our intention that all children should acquire key knowledge and achieve mastery of key skills.




In the Early Years, teaching topics are formulated based on the children’s interests. These topics are designed to give opportunities for children to experience and develop interest in art and design. In years 1 to 6, the National Curriculum forms the starting point for our planning and provision.

With close observance of the demands of the National Curriculum, there are 5 key skills and areas of knowledge that have been identified, which run through the teaching and learning of art and design in all year groups. These form the basis of what it means to be a great artist at Dunston. These skills can be summarised as: creating ideas, working with colour, sculpture, printing,  textiles/collage and knowledge about artists.