Woodlands Primary Academy

Art & Design

Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality - Quentin Blake


Art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. At Woodlands we want our children to learn to be artists. Our aim is for pupils to develop a passion and commitment to the subject and be exposed to a variety of artists and cultures to broaden their knowledge and experiences

Through our art curriculum, we 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.


During their time at Woodlands our curriculum provides opportunities for children to draw, paint, print, make sculptures, make collages and use textiles progressively from Nursery to Year 6.

Art units of learning focus on a range of skills and techniques including painting, printing, textiles, drawing, collage and sculpture. Long term plans outline the key elements for the teaching and learning of art. Teaching is linked to our termly topics where appropriate and is celebrated through high quality displays, galleries around school and photos on the website.

We have a specialist art teacher to enhance the opportunities and experiences we offer our children in order that they can explore and enjoy art to its full. We give children the opportunities to visit museums and galleries, developing their skills of observation and evaluation.