Art and Design

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Statement of Curriculum Intent

The use of Art and Design is an important part of the National Curriculum. We believe that art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. It gives our pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences. Art enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children should experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different material. We believe that through self-evaluation of work, children are taught to be resilient to achieve their goals. We also look more widely at techniques that can be used within our curriculum learning/projects.

To do this Wath Central aim:

  1. To challenge pupils to work creatively whilst deepening their knowledge and understanding through engaging and memorable experiences.

  2. To encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own learning journey, making choices, working collaboratively, sharing and respecting other’s ideas.

  3. To produce creative work, exploring ideas and recording experiences.

  4. To become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and design techniques.

  5. To evaluate and review work using vocabulary linked to art and design.





At KS1 and KS2 we use sketchbooks to record experiences and imagination, to help the children develop their ideas and to show progression in their artistic abilities. Through engaging lessons, we encourage children to work on their own and to collaborate with others on projects in two and three dimensions. The concept driven curriculum gives children the opportunity to bring projects to life. Children explore ideas and meaning through the work of artists and designers. Introducing the children to a variety of artists, styles and cultures teaches children how to respect differences and explore cultures from around the world. We offer weekly after school clubs for children from Foundation Stage 2 to Year 6, giving them the opportunity to develop and learn new skills and techniques using different media.

Implementation - Art and Design at Wath Central

Implementation - Our Curriculum

Art and Design Highlights



Children from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 6 produced work linked to ‘Remembrance’.

All the children in school made a poppy. They used a variety of different materials such as clay, pastel, collage and painting.

These were displayed centrally within the middle of our school.


Winter Art

During the Autumn term, children throughout school worked collaboratively to produce winter observational art.


The children used their skills to draw different leaves.


They looked carefully at the shape and form of the leaves.

Walker Morris

Children through school entered the annual Walker Morris Charity Competition. We found out that we had two successful runners up who attended a presentation in Leeds at the Walker Norris offices.

Luke P won the runner up prize in Year 5 and Bettie S won the runner up prize in Year 2. Ashley Jackson, the internationally renowned watercolour artist, presented the prizes to the children.