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At Wynndale Primary, we place a great emphasis on the importance of Art. It enables all children to express themselves in a creative, imaginative manner and through exploration. We intend to teach the children a knowledge and skills based curriculum, with individuality and creativeness flowing through everything they do.

Our aim is to –

  • Explore-to explore the works of different artists and understand historical and cultural development of these art forms.
  • Inspire- to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpting and other art forms, developing their art skills.
  • Spark- to produce creative work of their own ideas, to be artists.
  • Deepen- to analyse and evaluate creative works.


Our Art curriculum provides children with exciting and engaging opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials, becoming artists themselves. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be introduced to a range of relevant works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. The skills they acquire are applied to their cross-curricular themes, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore themes in greater depth.  In Art, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. This will be a meaningful, continuous and progressive process.



The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school. 

The teaching, learning and sequencing of the curriculum follows; 

All children follow a program of progressive knowledge and skills in art. These take place in discrete art lessons and also as a means of communication in other wider curriculum subjects. 

Wherever possible, first hand experiences and real things are used to stimulate art and design activities. Teaching is done in whole class groups followed by group and individual work. New techniques and skills are modelled and examples of work are shown to the children.  

In group and individual work, pupils have the opportunity to investigate, explore and develop ideas and techniques. They are also involved in evaluating their work, celebrating success and identifying areas for improvement.

Cross curricular opportunities for further learning and development in the arts are built into planning as a means of enhancing the children’s learning opportunities. These may be in the form of visiting performing arts groups, museums, galleries and other venues. 



Art contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, confidence, judgement and self-reflection. It encourages children to develop a sense of ownership over their work and reflect on their experiences through evaluating their progress and development. Children show willingness to participate in a range of artistic opportunities and respond well to this. We ensure that art is included across each year group within every topic of learning, with a level of progression that supports and challenges our children so that they develop lively, creative, enquiring minds. We aim to provide our children with the skills and knowledge that will prepare them for success in the ever changing world that we live in.