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Art and Design

At Welbourn we deliver a broad and varied curriculum for Art and Design 


 ‘Provide all children with broad and balanced opportunities to nurture, develop and inspire their creative talents.

  • Embed the content & process knowledge to achieve their true potential in art, craft and design
  • techniques.
  • To develop children’s curiosity and sense of excitement about art and design both locally and globally.
  • To widen children’s horizons and give them the means and opportunity to learn about the wider world of
  • art and design.
  • To develop an awareness of their own and other’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of artists, craft makers and designers.



All lessons build on prior learning and teachers support children to learn and remember more through:

  • A subject discreet lesson following the long term plan across the school to ensure depth and progression across the school.
  • The teaching of skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each art topic
  • The emphasis on knowledge ensuring that children understand the context of the artwork, as well as the
  • artists that they are learning about and being inspired by.
  • Opportunities to enable links to other curriculum areas.
  • Opportunities to express their creative imagination, as well as practice and develop mastery in the key
  • processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture.
  •  The availability of a wide range of resources, which are used to support children’s confidence in the use
  • of different media.
  • Studying a diverse range of male and female artists.

Developing their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences which carefully plan for progression and depth.

  • Teaching and exploring of the visual elements of art and design e.g. line, tone, texture, colour, pattern,
  • shape, 3D form and function.
  • Elaborative questioning to challenge pupils to apply their learning in a range of ways.
  • Give them the means and opportunity to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art,
  • craft and design.
  • Opportunities for curriculum adaptation and challenge, pre-teaching and interventions for those children who may require it, including those with SEN, throughout a topic or prior to a new topic being taught.



We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:


  •  A reflection on standards achieved against planned outcomes;
  • Pupil discussions about their learning;
  • Looking at pupil’s work in their books;
  • Classroom displays reflect the children’s sense of pride in their Art and Design Technology work;
  • Moderating children’s work with the other school in our federation and collaboration.

Arts Week

Each year we celebrate 'Arts Week' this year we explored various weaving techniques and are developing a project for our school fence. This term we will continue to work with Mr Clarke doing Forest School activities to develop our big project. Watch this space...


During our previous African themed Art week we learnt African dances, played African drums, created back drops, props and outfits and performed to our local commmunity.

We follow the National Curriculum for Music, Art & Design and Design & Technology and the topics and skills that we cover can be viewed on each Class Curriculum overview. 


Art and Design 

Click on the link below to view the National Curriculum for Art & Design 




Click here for the Long term plan for Art & Design