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At Thames View Primary School we aim to encourage children to develop creativity, imagination and skills to their fullest extent. Children will be offered opportunities to learn and achieve through activities and adult/peer guidance, using various aspects of art and design.

Art and Design at Thames View Primary School will give opportunities to stimulate creativity and imagination by providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences, using first hand and secondary sources of information.

Large drawings of nutcrackers

It's really fun, and you can learn to create different things

The children draw snow monsters.

We have a set task but everyone's idea of it is different.

Art makes me happy.

A group of children collaborate on a large drawing.

We like working together.

In art, you can let your creativity flow!

Aims

Our aims for Art and Design:

  • 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.

What do children learn in Art?

Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers give children the ‘bigger picture’ for each art topic. We want children to gain specific knowledge in art and design that builds up over time. Knowledge organisers play a useful role here, as they focus on one art topic at a time and grow in complexity across year groups. You can see examples of our art knowledge organisers below and all the art knowledge organisers can be downloaded from each year group section below.