Art and Design

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Curriculum Information

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.  – National Curriculum  2014

Art is a fantastic way for all children of all ages to express themselves, be creative and to explore.

“All children are artists” – Pablo Picasso

Here at Woodcroft exploring the arts is built into all areas of the curriculum wherever possible.

As a school we enjoy celebrating the art that is created through displays, assemblies and sharing work with pupils and parents. 

The following documents provide and overview of the Art and Design curriculum at Woodcroft.

Art and Design National Curriculum

Arts and Design Policy

Art & Design Creative Curriculum Map

Woodcroft Art Passport

AIM@Arts – A Programme of Extended Curriculum Opportunities

Woodcroft pupils are offered an Arts programme of outstanding opportunity that extends beyond the National Curriculum. We call this AIM@Arts. This programme is outlined on the Aim@Arts pages of this website; follow the link below…

Click here to find out about the AIM@Arts Programme at Woodcroft

Here are some useful links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zn3rkqt – BBC Bitesize Art and Design

https://artuk.org/ – Art UK

http://www.tate.org.uk/kids – The Tate – kids zone!

https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html – National Gallery of Art – kids zone!

http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/art.htm – Art games

http://www.picassohead.com/ – Picasso head game

http://www.getty.edu/gettygames/ Getty games

Please explore!


Questions to ask about art:

Look at a piece of art.

What do you see?

Take a moment, look again.

What do you see now? Has it changed? Why?

 Describe the:

Lines you see in the artwork.

Colours you see in the artwork.

 Which area of the artwork stands out to you the most? Why?

 What does the artwork make you think of?

 What emotion / mood does it make you feel?

 Close your eyes and describe the artwork from memory. What do you remember?

 What adjectives would you use to describe this artwork?

 If this artwork had sound effects what would they be and why?

 How was this piece of art created?

 If this artwork was a piece of music or a song, what would it be? Why?

 What title would you give this artwork?


Visit a curriculum subject page by clicking the link listed below:

English   Mathematics   Science   Computing   Physical Education   Music   History   Geography   Spanish   Design and Technology   Art and Design   Religious Education