Art & Design in Action


At Scholar Green Primary School Art andDdesign should be fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to: fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for art and design, provide a broad and balanced curriculum, ensure the progressive development of knowledge and skills, enable children to observe and record from first-hand experience and from imagination, develop the children’s competence in controlling materials and tools, acquire knowledge and become proficient in various art and design techniques and processes, begin to develop an awareness of the visual and tactile elements including; colour, pattern and texture, line and tone, shape, form and space, foster enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and develop a knowledge of significant artists, craftspeople and designers, increase critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art and design in different times and cultures and analyse works using the language of art and design.


  • To engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
  • As pupils progress through school, they should begin to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
  • To produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • To become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • To know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


At Scholar Green Primary School, we provide a variety of opportunities for art and design learning to take place inside and outside the classroom. Every year we take part in ‘The Big Draw’ where the subject leader plans fun, engaging activities linked to art and design for the children to complete. These activities should be guided by the children’s interests in particular topics. The enrichment day also offers an opportunity for parents to engage with the school and participate with their children’s learning.

Educational visits are another opportunity for the teachers to plan for additional art and design learning outside the classroom. At Scholar Green Primary School, the children have many opportunities to experience art and design on educational visits. The children have visited local art museums and had visitors into school to share learning and have hands on experiences.  At Scholar Green Primary School, teachers make use of the extensive grounds and outdoor learning area when planning for their students.

Alongside our curriculum provision for art and design, we also provide all pupils with the opportunity to participate in art based after school clubs and art and design golden time activities.  Pupils are consulted termly about which clubs they would like to be offered. 



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