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Art and Design

Purpose of study

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.



The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  •   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. 


Art and Design lessons at Salford Priors

Art is an integral part of the schools curriculum plan. Skills are taught from reception and built on as children progress through the school. Children study a variety of artists and sculptors through hands on practical experiences. 

Recently a felt artist visited the school and every child created a fantastic felt flower that was displayed at St Matthews Church in the village of Salford Priors.