Art and Design

Curriculum Intent

 At Wivelsfield Primary School, we believe all children are entitled to a rich and relevant curriculum. As a result, they will develop a love of discovery and learning to ensure they are prepared for the next stage in their life.

Through carefully structured teaching of skills and knowledge, along with contextualised experiences, children can deliberately practise and embed their learning.

We value and encourage a resilient, risk taking and reflective approach; teaching the children to work together and respect each others’ views, equipping them to succeed in an ever changing and diverse world.


Art and Design Intent

By offering high quality, engaging and challenging opportunities, the children will be inspired to develop their artist skills and critical thinking so that they become creative, experimental and reflective artists.


The children at Wivelsfield Primary School are provided with a broad but focussed Art and Design learning journey via a whole school curriculum. This allows the children to gradually develop their Art and Design skills and knowledge in a cohesive and rigorous way.

The children are given time to explore and evaluate art work and to use this investigative process to create their own art work. This includes the step by step development of skills in colour, pattern, texture, shape and line, space and form and digital art. Within this the children are given an array of opportunities to use a range of media and materials.

Encompassed within the Art and Design Curriculum are a range of studies of famous artists including designers, architects and sculptors. This enables the children to develop a critical understanding of Art and Design and to reflect upon how Art and Design is connected to history, creativity and culture around the world.

All KS1 and KS2 children have sketch books that follow them through the school to demonstrate their progression.To celebrate, motivate and inspire the children art work is displayed within classrooms and corridors. The school also organises art and design themed activities such as fashion shows and performances to share their learning between home and school.