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All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23


All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23

During their time at school, each child will have opportunities to experiment and seek inspiration through a visual, tactile and sensory curriculum; enabling them to express themselves imaginatively and creatively whilst exploring and developing their understanding of the world around them. Through the art curriculum each child will be encouraged to develop their sense of identity as a Waverley Abbey Artist who is inquisitive and ambitious.

We strongly believe in encouraging children to express their individualities through their art, stimulating creativity, imagination and inventiveness which in turn contribute to both academic and creative development. Our themed weeks, whole school activities and opportunities within and outside school all enrich and develop children’s artistic learning whilst enhancing their positive Growth Mindset and sense of achievement.

“Art and design is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise: with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality."

Quentin Blake, Illustrator and Children's Laureate

Curriculum Intent

Pupils will be exposed to a broad range of different kinds of arts, craft and design. They will be able to think critically about art and design, including their own. Through gaining knowledge of famous artists, they will develop an understanding of how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture and creativity. As they progress through each year group, they will develop their techniques and have the opportunity to apply these creatively with no ceiling on what they can achieve. Fundamental skills such as sketching, observing, use of materials, shape and colour and imagination are built upon with each new unit so that pupils feel confident to apply these independently at secondary school and beyond in turn building their identity as an artist.