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What do our children learn in Art?


Potley Hill Art – Intent and Implementation


Our vision is to provide an Art curriculum which allows all pupils to see themselves as artists, through partaking in a variety of media and cross-curricular experiences. We believe art stimulates creativity, imagination and resilience. We strive to ensure children have the opportunity to express their personal responses to ideas and experiences, as art should enable children to communicate what they see, think and feel. Experimentation with texture, colour, form, pattern and a range of materials is encouraged across all year groups. Every child is an artist and it is important their understanding of art is never limited to one style or medium. Art supports children in developing their cultural capital, visual literacy skills and imagination, alongside ensuring a growing competency across a repertoire of artistic skills and techniques.



In Art, the curriculum is logical and sequenced, with children given opportunities to practise and develop mastery in the key processes of:




Textiles and Collage



Each of our artists have their own sketchbook to show their visual thinking journey, in which they can record ideas, practise new techniques and further refine their skills.  These sketch books give our artists the opportunity to study an existing piece of art, create a constructive and reflective critique of this work and to use these ideas to develop their own piece of related artwork.  Artists from different eras are studied throughout the school to give our artists a balanced knowledge and understanding of art concepts and skills. Art is not only taught in discrete lessons, but also used cross-curricularly throughout year groups.