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Abbey Gates Primary School

Learning Together & Making a Difference


Curriculum Overview

Welcome to Abbey Gates Primary School's Art and Design Curriculum Overview!


At Abbey Gates, we believe in fostering creativity, expression, and artistic excellence in every student. Our Art and Design curriculum is thoughtfully crafted to provide a dynamic and enriching learning experience, nurturing the talents and imagination of our young artists.


Our curriculum is designed around five core strands, each aimed at cultivating essential skills and knowledge:


  • Generating ideas
  • Using sketchbooks
  • Making skills, including formal elements (line, shape, tone, texture, pattern, colour)
  • Knowledge of artists
  • Evaluating and analysing


Through sequential units of lessons, children embark on a journey of exploration, experimentation, and discovery. They delve into the world of drawing, painting, sculpture, and craft, guided by passionate teachers and supported by engaging resources.


Collaborations with professional artists, workshops, and CPD sessions enrich the learning experience, providing students with invaluable insights and inspiration. Whether in Key Stages 1 and 2 or the Foundation stage, our curriculum offers tailored experiences that spark creativity, encourage critical thinking, and foster a lifelong appreciation for the arts.


We invite you to explore our curriculum overview, discover the richness of our artistic journey, and join us in celebrating the boundless creativity of our children at Abbey Gates