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Art and Design Intent

Our intention is for the children to leave Year 6 with a lifelong love of art. Children from EY to Year 6 are encouraged to develop an appreciation of art in all its varied forms which will enhance their future lives.

Our Art curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge which develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children will also be able to evaluate and appreciate their own and others work by proudly sharing their creations and showcasing the skills and progress they have made.


Our Art Journey

Textiles & Collage 1            Drawing 1

Textiles & Collage 2            Drawing 2

3D Form & Sculpture          Painting 1

Printing                                 Painting 2                        


Inspiring ambitious and curious learners

Our Intention is to develop creativity, set challenges, engage and inspire our pupils and equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Pupils are encouraged to develop an appreciation of art in all its varied forms to enhance their lives now and in the future.  

At the start of a new Art focus, children will be introduced to a question, piece of inspirational art/ sculpture as a stimulus and a skill which will thread through their learning journey. This generates curiosity and creativity for their designs and skills to be developed. Launch events inspire curious and ambitious learners and can involve trips or visitors into school.

Skills will be a key focus of development and children will be able to recap and enhance from their previous learning. Sketchbooks allow children to review, develop and consolidate previous skills and creative designs. Art showcases take place to celebrate skills learned and developed and to share art and design work created.

In order to become a successful artist, we recognise the importance of thinking critically, as well as developing an understanding of their own cultural heritage and those of others, through the study of a diverse range of artists, craft makers and designers. The artists we have selected have been chosen with this in mind. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures. By studying a range of artists, children know how art and design reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture and creativity.


Teaching Art vocabulary enables children to understand and use subject specific language with confidence from a young age. This increases a child’s ability to talk about art in a confident capacity. Children are encouraged to discuss and critique their work and the work of others. Children are taught to give feedback and discuss the work of others in a respectful and meaningful way. Children’s vocabularies grow with technical and expressive words relating to art and design as they progress through our art curriculum.

Artistic skills

Artistic skills are developed from EYFS to Year 6. Children discover and study the work of a diverse range of artists and explore the ideas and meanings behind their artwork. Children are given opportunities to experiment with artistic techniques, processes and materials. Children will acquire skills which will enable them to produce their own artwork with confidence.

Exceptional Learning

High expectations are evident throughout the curriculum at Western and the use if i-pads in Art serves to enhance teaching and learning further. In KS1 children have used i-pads to create their own space scenes and recreate Kandinsky circles using Sketches in school. In KS2, i-pads have been used to create David Hockney inspired artwork. Working with specialist art teachers from a local Secondary school also significantly enhanced arts provision for our upper KS2 children. We have also showcased our artwork at local galleries.


Art Powerpoint 

Western Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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