At Walford Nursery & Primary School, we value art, craft and design highly as they allow our pupils to be at their most creative. We also value the opportunities art, craft and design afford for developing the core learning skills of resilience, resourcefulness, reciprocity and reflectiveness.
Good practice is demonstrated by children being engaged, inspired and challenged, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. At Walford Nursery & Primary School, we believe our pupils should also know how in this country and globally, art and design both reflect and shape history, and contribute to culture.
We endeavour to equip and nurture the children to become the artists and designers of the future. We provide them with the skills and relevant knowledge they need as well as giving them the freedom to express and explore.
A Walford Nursery and Primary School pupil will:
What does our Art Curriculum look like?
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Our Art Curriculum facilitates sequential learning and long-term progression of knowledge and skills. Teaching and learning methods provide regular opportunities to recap acquired knowledge through high quality questioning, discussion, modelling and explaining to aid retrieval and the beginning and end of a lesson or unit. This enables all children to alter their long-term memory, know more, remember more and be able to do more as artists.