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Welcome to the Art page.



At Great Sankey Primary, we believe that high-quality art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creative understanding.  It is our aim to give each child in our school a positive and enriching experience of art and deliver an Art curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement in the subject. This will enable them to know more about art and artists, remember more about art and the artists they learn about and understand how to use and apply this knowledge to impact upon their own art work more.


The teaching and implementation of Art at Great Sankey Primary school is based on the National Curriculum.

The children are taught art as part of a thematic approach, however, there are also opportunities where it is taught as a separate lesson.  

The children's learning is further enhanced with a whole school PAN Arts project week in the spring term where the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques within a whole school approach.

Through a carefully designed Art curriculum, children are given opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. They learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children are introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. The skills they acquire are applied to their cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use their skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth; for example, by sketching historical artefacts in detail, researching geographical locations to support their work on landscape painting or using art as a medium to express emotion and thought to enhance their personal, social and emotional development.

Children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. This should be meaningful and continuous throughout the process. Children are encouraged to take risks and experiment and then reflect on why some ideas and techniques are successful or not for a particular piece.


Summative assessments take place throughout the year and teachers check progress and attainment against the National Curriculum expectations of attainment for Art. Teachers use this information to inform future lessons; ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately.

Further information is gathered through pupil voice; work scrutiny; and lesson observations which highlight strengths and achievement and any improvements in knowledge and skills that still need to be embedded.


Coordinator - Miss Aspinall


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