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At Peatmoor Community Primary School, we value Art as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum; our Art curriculum is designed with the intent of developing creativity, setting challenges, engaging and inspiring children and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. 

The Art curriculum will provide the children with the opportunity to explore and express themselves in a creative, and imaginative manner.  The skills taught will engage, inspire and challenge pupils. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Art. 

The implementation of the Art curriculum at Peatmoor is based on the National Curriculum, of which Art is a foundation subject. 

Art is planned for in weekly sessions or it can be blocked depending on what is being taught. When planning, any links with other curriculum areas are embraced to provide a more meaningful learning experience. However, some skills are taught discreetly where appropriate. We have devised a ‘Progression of Skills’ for Art, which aims to enable children to work on and develop new skills each year. 

Children have the opportunity to work both individually and collaboratively to develop their skills, creativity and express their ideas. 

The impact of our curriculum design aims for our pupils to be creative learners, who will work confidently, with enjoyment and a sense of achievement. They will be able to edit and improve the pieces they have created using new skills and embedding previous learning. They will have knowledge about artists of the world and apply this to their pieces of work.