Art & Design

Our Curriculum Approach

Through Project Based Learning, children experiment with a range of materials, media and techniques competently to show their understanding of each topic. Art is not taught in isolation but as a way of initiating and displaying children’s learning, through experimentation, questioning, observation and collaboration.

During this process, pupils learn to appreciate a wide range of artists and art works, express ideas and feelings through creative work and in both two and three dimensions. These processes are always underpinned by the sense of valuing and respecting their work and the work of others.

Additionally, as Tyndale aims to be a school that is making a positive contribution to society we aspire to display children’s art in Public places, to invite artists in school and to organise trips to Museums, Art galleries and places of culture.

As a school, we choose to follow the National Curriculum for Art.

Purpose of Study

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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and 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.


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

Mrs Zoi Garyfallou

Zoi joined the Tyndale team in 2014 as an Early Years teacher. She is passionate about Art and the positive effects it has in children's development of fine and gross motor skills, language and academic performance as well as inventiveness and cultural awareness. Currently, Zoi is working with the other teachers on implementing Art in different subjects to make learning fun and creative.

Miss Emily Gregory

Here's what your child will learn

WIP Art Yearly Overview