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At Watling Primary School, our Art curriculum aims to foster creativity, imagination, and self-expression in our pupils. Through engaging and active learning processes, children will explore various art forms, techniques, and materials such as paint, charcoal, pencil and clay. We teach using a variety of strategies which encourage teamwork, experimentation, problem-solving and investigation. We have high aspirations and want all our pupils to achieve ambitious goals.

The curriculum is designed to develop pupils’ artistic skills, curiosity and appreciation for renowned artists, designers and architects, both contemporary and from history. We do this while maintaining a grounding in sustainability and natural arts whenever possible.

We believe in supporting children to reflect and discuss their learning, we are developing effective communicators who readily use technical language and vocabulary and are confident to express their opinions.

By encouraging experimentation, individuality and personal expression, we aim to nurture a lifelong love for art and creativity in our children.

The National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Art and Design for Key Stage 1 and 2 provide further information.

Our Long-Term Curriculum Map for Art gives an overview of what is taught in each year group over the course of each academic year.