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Primary Academy

Art and Design

We aim for our pupils to be given the following opportunities to develop their understanding, creativity and enjoyment of Art. 

  • 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 form 

Art has a very important place in our curriculum. We see art as a vehicle for creativity and individual expression and it provides opportunities for collaborative work. It is an important form of cultural expression and, therefore, has significance and meaning for all our children. Our teaching provides an understanding of all the diverse art forms so that the children experience drawing, painting, collage, textiles, 3D designs, printmaking and digital media.  

We have Art Days with a whole school focus on one artist or painting and we include art in our themed weeks. We have a termly focus across the school of a specific artist which generates a corridor display for children to contribute to through home and school learning. 

Our design and technology lessons encourage the designing and making of products to solve real and relevant problems. Our pupils learn to select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics.  

National Curriculum Art Programmes of Study