Greenacres Primary Academy

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Our Art and Design Intent

Art at Greenacres is a great means of communication and expression. We are a diverse and cultural school and art is accessible to all abilities and cultures. ​

With a broad and balanced curriculum we aim to fire their imaginations, which is  fundamental for their personal expression. ​

We want children to be inspired to create work with a real purpose in mind and we want them to showcase and share the skills they have developed. We also want them to reflect and make informed critical responses of their own work and that of others. ​

Overall we want to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment and create their own works of art.​

As pupils progress through school, they should begin to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art. 




To be able to fire the imaginations of the children at Greenacres we ensure that the curriculum for art is broad and balanced. With diverse artists being taught to the children throughout the year groups, this gives them the opportunities to develop various skills and techniques. Teaching children about more local and recent artists allows them to not only discover about the community they live in, but also gives them someone to aspire to.​

 Children are given a sketch book in year one, which they move through school with. This allows the children to see their progression as they develop new skills and is also a great tool for reinforcing previous knowledge taught. Sketch books are used for researching artists and practicing new skills and techniques, while also developing a final piece of art work. Through celebrating and displaying children’s work around school, children are motivated and inspired to produce a high standard, end piece of work. 

Our Art and Design Curriculum Map

Skills progression in Art and Design

'Sticky Knowledge' and Key Skills for Art and Design

Art Vocabulary