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Meridian Angel Primary School

Part of a Church of England Trust

'Hope, Resilience and Friendship'


Art and Design



At Meridian Angel Primary School, we embrace art in all aspects of our learning. This inclusive way of expression allows our pupils to convey emotions, cultural backgrounds and diversity within our community. Our lessons are tailored in line with the national curriculum for Art and Design.


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
● 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


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 sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit

● to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and
sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay
● about great artists, architects and designers in history


For children in the Early Years expressive arts and design is broken down into two aspects:


  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative

Children are given opportunities to experiment with media and materials finding out about their properties and modifying and manipulating them. It includes exploring sounds, patterns, movement and different tools and techniques.


At Meridian Angel, children opportunities are given the opportunities to explore, research and
replicate renowned artists locally and internationally across a range of art movements
throughout history. This enables our young artists to build upon the skills and knowledge gained each year. Children are encouraged to explore their identity within our inclusive school community and recognise individuality through art and creativity- their journey continues throughout their wider curriculum learning.

With a wealth of artistic background and academic achievement among the Meridian Angel staff we promote a culture of passion and appreciation for all forms of art. By showcasing all mediums of the children’s art through visual representation in floor books, sketch books and displays around the school we instill confidence that they can transfer into all aspects of their development.

Art at Meridian Angel



Current Totals

EYFS - 100%
KS1 - 88.25%
KS2 - 95.8%

Overall School


Contact Us

Meridian Angel Primary School

Albany Road, Edmonton, London N18 2DX