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Walgrave Primary School

Art and Design


Learning within art, craft and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world.

Children understand the creative process and how every day and exceptional creativity can shape the world. They explore ideas and meaning through the work of artists and designers. Additionally, as they learn about the history, roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact that it has on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. 


At WPPSF we achieve this by: 

  • Teaching art regularly. Children cover an art topic at least every term and will also have additional opportunities to engage with art and design activities throughout the school year.
  • Linking art as closely as possible to the topic for the term, to ensure relevance and context.
  • Teaching a predominantly skills-based curriculum, which covers drawing, painting, sculpture and printing.
  • Re-teaching skills throughout the children’s time in school. Skills are revisited and honed in a spiral curriculum, which progresses in terms of depth and challenge, to build on the children’s previous learning.
  • Fostering an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers.
  • Celebrating effort, progress and achievement in art through displays, exhibitions and enrichment activities, such as trips out and competitions.


By the end of their time with us, pupils have learned, improved and embedded a range of artistic skills. They have an awareness of a broad range of artists and craftspeople, and are able to consider and discuss the artworks they come across. Our pupils are confident to explore, experiment and take risks, placing value on the process and journey that they take, not just on the finished product. Most importantly, children have found and enjoyed a creative outlet – a means of self-expression and enjoyment.


Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2

Year 1

Mix It

Funny Faces and Fabulous Features

Rain and Sunrays

Street View

Year 2

Mix It

Flower Head

Portraits and Poses

Year 3

Contrast and Complement

Prehistoric Pots


People and Places

Beautiful Botanicals

Mosaic Masters

Year 4

Contrast and Complement

Warp and Weft



Statues, Statuettes & Figurines

Islamic Art

Year 5

Tints, Tones & Shades


Line, Light & Shadows

Nature’s Art

Mixed Media


Year 6

Tints, Tones & Shades

Trailblazers, Barrier Breakers


Environmental Artists

Distortion & Abstraction

Bees, Beetles & Butterflies