Key Stage 1 Art & Design

If you are developing a programme of study for Art and Design, please refer to the statutory requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

The links for each Key Stage cover a range of media suitable for the learners’ age group, e.g. drawing, painting, printmaking and textiles. There are sample activities outlining possible techniques and processes for each of these areas, and you can view examples of pupils’ work.

You can also find references to four common approaches that educators judge to be particularly useful for Art and Design learners. You might like to compare how these help encourage pupils’ development at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.

Key Stage 1 Activities Include: