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Awesome Art

At Walford 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 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.




A Walford Nursery and Primary School pupil will:


  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences;
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques;
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design;
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
  • Learn through tactile and sensory experiences;
  • Be encouraged to use their imagination in designing and producing artwork;
  • Develop ways of recording observations, including in sketchbooks which they use throughout the school;
  • Develop ways of communicating in visual form to express ideas and feelings.




What does our Art Curriculum look like?


Please refer to:


  • Our Long Term Overview to demonstrate the progression of knowledge and skills within the whole school Art offer;
  • Our Curriculum Maps for each year group to map teaching and learning, knowledge and skills through topics;
  • Knowledge Organisers which summarise the key knowledge and skills to be acquired and retained during an Art topic.




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.


Awesome Art - Class 3 Cave Paintings

Awesome Art - Whole School Art Week: Using the Skills and Techniques of Paul Klee

Awesome Art - Researching the Artist Paul Klee

Awesome Art - Creating Prints and Observational Drawings of Nature

Awesome Art - 'Under the Sea’ Themed Artwork for the Art of Science Competition!

Awesome Art - KS2 Creating Art from Recycled Materials

Awesome Art - Create Sketches, 3D Models and Paintings of a Rainforest

Awesome Art - Class 4 Creating Artwork In The Style Of Piet Mondrian

Awesome Art - Class 1's Paper Weaving Skills

Awesome Art - Reception Class Making their Own Fire Breathing Dragons

Awesome Art - Reception Class Making Dragon Eggs Using Moldable Materials

Awesome Art - Class 1 Rock Painting

Awesome Art - Creating 3D Models of the Olympic Torch

Awesome Art - Andy Goldsworthy Inspired Art from the Children in Nursery and Reception Class

Awesome Art - Forestry England Art Competition

Awesome Art - Class 3 Andy Warhol's Printing Technique

Awesome Art - The Wildlife Art Competition

Awesome Art - Class 6 Practicing their Running Stitch, Back Stitch, Chain Stitch and Satin Stitch

Awesome Art - A Chuck Close Inspired Painting by Class 5

Awesome Art - Nursery Creating Art Using Natural Resources

Awesome Art - Class 5 Foraging for Natural Dyes

Awesome Art - Class 3 Stone Age cave painting

Art & Design Policy

Art & Design Progression