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Greatfield Park Primary School Art Intent Statement


At Greatfield Park Primary School, we recognise that art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables pupils of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.


We encourage pupils to explore ideas and meanings through the work of a range of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures.


Development of knowledge and skills is imperative across all key stages so that pupils build on what they already know, understand and can do.  The application of pupils’ reading, writing and mathematical skills will also be encouraged, using subject specific vocabulary, and as pupils progress through school, they will begin to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. 


Art and design is a practical subject, and plenty of experiential learning experiences will be offered to our pupils to deepen their knowledge and experience of the subject.  Through offering the broad and balanced learning of art and design skills, most children will achieve the expected standard in art and design by the end of Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


At Greatfield Park Primary School, art and design is fully inclusive for every pupil.  All pupils with SEND are fully supported and more able artists will be challenged accordingly.