EYFS Our Art & Design Curriculum


During the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), children will be given the opportunity to explore colour, texture, shape and form in two and three dimensions. The children will have access to a wide range of constructions, collage, painting and drawing activities, using appropriate tools and art materials. 

The Early Years outcomes for Art and Design are taken from the following area of learning:


Expressive Arts and Design


During the Early Years Foudation Stage children will learn to:


  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

  • Share their creations, explaining the process they have used.

  • Hold a pencil effectively in preparation for fluent writing - using the tripod grip in almost all cases.

  • Use a range of small tools, including scissors, paint brushes and cutlery.

  • Begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.

  • Explore the natural world around them, making observations.


In the Autumn term EYFS explored the artist Joan Mitchell.


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Take a look at some other parts of our Expressive Arts and Design learning journey in EYFS...

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"I like the flowers one beacuse it's pink."

"Has she made them all by herself?"

"I like that one beacuse the flowers and golden. I like this one the best."

"I like that one. I like the two flowers."

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Click the link to see some ideas to try at home:

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St Anne's Catholic Primary School
Monastery Lane, Sutton, St Helens Merseyside WA9 3SP