Art and Design Intent Statement

Our art and design curriculum aims to engage and inspire a new generation of original, creative artists and designers. Creativity is valued and encouraged to achieve a sense of self and as a fundamental means of personal expression.

At Wootton Primary School, we have an experiential curriculum: children learn that art is diverse and that you can be successful in a variety of ways, not just through perfecting a narrow set of skills. With a bespoke, progressive curriculum the key strands of drawing, sculpture and painting are taught every year so that children leave us with an excellent understanding, and knowledge, of these areas. Children are further exposed to the other art disciplines such as craft, collage, printmaking and photography to develop their sense of self.

We ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their making skills as well as time to explore, experiment and generate ideas using individual sketch books, which enables them to produce creative, imaginative work. Children will develop their sense of the world by understanding historical and cultural developments in art and design through explicitly studying a diverse range of artists and designers, thereby increasing their factual knowledge year upon year. All of our art lessons also provide opportunities for reflection and over time, pupils will acquire the ability to evaluate, analyse and make informed responses of their own work and that of others.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

Key Concepts

  • Acquire a wide vocabulary
  • An understanding of grammer and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage, write clearly, accurately and coherently
  • Adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences