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Chestnut Park Primary School

Chestnut ParkPrimary School



The Futura Learning Partnership intent for Art and Design is that learners will explore a diverse range of traditional and contemporary artists, crafts people and designers, fostering their curiosity and understanding of the world around them. Learners’ experiences will enable them to develop an appreciation of their own and other cultures and how artistic styles have been influenced over time.

Through high quality art lessons learners will become reflective critical thinkers with the abilities to express themselves creatively. They will learn to evaluate their own work and the work of others. A well-sequenced art curriculum will allow learners to make continued progression through the refinement of skills and building on prior knowledge.

Learners will have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in a range of contexts. Learners will be exposed to art in the local community, galleries and museums to inspire and inform their creative practice.

For more information, please see the Futura Art Curriculum 

Art at Chestnut Park

Art is a vital and integral part of children’s education.  We believe that opportunities to be Artists should be inspiring, rigorous and practical.

Art provides children with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity, whilst learning about and making links with a wide spectrum of different types of art in our society.

Art contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection.  It enables pupils to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them.

Our approach will: teach and develop children’s artistic skills; foster an enjoyment for creativity, imagination and expression.  The focus is in developing proficiency in drawing, painting, understanding colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and sculpture, with the overall aim of developing a rigorous understanding, critical awareness and inspiration of art and design.

The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists and designers throughout history.  The will study 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.  Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and carefully thought out sequences of lessons and experiences.

Pupils’ art will be celebrated through display in school and beyond.