Hudson Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2HS


Accrington Woodnook Primary School

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 Art Curriculum Overview


At Woodnook we aim to encourage children to be creative, enthusiastic an open to new ideas in their art learning. We want children to experiment with new ideas, be open to reflection and use their own thoughts and feelings about an artist to create their own pieces in a variety of forms. We encourage children to be inspired by the work of great artists, engage in a wide range resources and media, and to be inventive and creative. We develop critical thinking making links with art to other areas of the curriculum and also the contribution it makes on culture and the world around us. 

World Art Day takes place on Saturday 15th April and we will recognise this through a variety of activities the following week.



Key stage 1 pupils will be taught:

to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.


Key stage 2 pupils will be taught:

to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
about great artists, architects and designers in history.