Ladycross Infant and Nursery School

“If you think your child’s academic studies are more important than the arts, think again” - Plato.

At Ladycross we promote a balanced, broad and inspirational Art and Design curriculum. The study of art and design is crucial in developing imagination, creativity, confidence and problem solving skills.

“ Imagination is more important than Knowledge ….For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world  “ Albert Einstein

 Our youngest learners in the Early Years begin their adventures in art by experimenting and exploring. This love of art is then further developed into KS1.

We offer a structure and sequence of lessons where children learn the skills required to meet the aims of the national curriculum. The intent is to ensure all pupils produce creative, imaginative work. Children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills e.g. collage, printing, weaving and patterns. Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers. Children will also expand  their interest and curiosity about art and design through a series of lessons offering skills progression, knowledge progression and offering children the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways. Art and design lessons offers the chance for children to develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development.




Victoria Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG10 5JD