A picture says a thousand words…’ ‘I dream my painting then paint my dream…’ - Vincent Van Gogh


How Art and Design supports our school's vision:

At Aberford C of E Primary School, we strive to inspire children to explore, enquire and communicate their individual perceptions, meanings and emotions through Art and Design. Pupils have the freedom to investigate visual, tactile and other sensory qualities of their own and others work, and develop a natural appreciation, respect and value of the work. Introducing children to the work of great artists gives them the opportunity to experience the amazing achievements of these great works of art.  

The aim of our Art education is to equip children with the essential skills, concepts, knowledge and understanding for them to confidently and independently convey their individual responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. We envisage art and design to ignite children’s flair, passion and imagination as it is a means of personal expression, providing valuable opportunities for them to reflect upon their own work and that of others with increasing sensitivity.  

The appreciation and enjoyment of the arts touches all our lives. We believe children enrich and heighten their knowledge and comprehension to cultural richness and diversity through the Art and Design curriculum. They study in depth a diverse variety of cultures/civilizations developing an appreciation and recognition for the different ways in which people lead their lives globally. Through multicultural art projects, children are empowered to develop their knowledge and understanding of artist’s ideas and concepts, helping them to identify meanings behind specific cultures, beliefs and religions.  

Art and design stimulates imagination and creativity; involving pupils in a range of visual, tactile and sensory experiences, which enables them to communicate what they see, think and feel through the use of the elements of colour, texture, form and pattern.  Through learning about the roles and functions of art, children can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures.

We are very proud to be working together to achieve our Silver Artsmark award which acknowledges our school commitment to art, dance music and drama both locally and globally. Take a look at our Artsmark work so far. 

National Curriculum Aims for all pupils:

The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

Art & Design - Long Term Plans and Progression

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.

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