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At Portfields Primary School, we believe that Art can and should be enjoyed by all.

Art is a diverse and stimulating subject that encourages children to actively engage with the world around them. It draws upon sensory experiences and provides endless opportunities for independent learning and building resilience. Through Art, children are encouraged to express their emotions and ideas while reflecting on and improving their knowledge about the subject.


Our Art programme has been designed as part of a broad and balanced curriculum and embodies our four key ‘Drivers’. In each unit of work, pupils are introduced to a new artist or school of art to inspire their creativity. They are taught to develop and refine a wide range of skills, using a variety of media to create desired effects. They are then challenged to apply these skills to independently plan and create a ‘final piece’ of work.


In line with National Curriculum expectations, our pupils use sketchbooks to record ideas and experiment with different art techniques including drawing, painting and modelling with a range of materials. They are taught to think critically and evaluate creative works using the language of art and understand how they can use this information to further their own learning.