Purpose of Study

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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. 


  • To produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences 
  • To become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques 
  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design 
  • To know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms 


“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, Children’s Laureate

At Walmsley Primary School, we believe that every child should be provided with the opportunity to be creative, investigative and inventive whilst developing a variety of skills using a broad range of media and equipment. We want to engage, inspire and challenge all children with exciting and meaningful Art lessons.