Wolvercote Primary School

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We aim for every child at Wolvercote to have the opportunity to engage with, be inspired by and be challenged by art, craft and design. We want to ensure that all children are equipped with the knowledge and skills that they need to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We want the children to enjoy and engage with a variety of artists, skills, techniques and processes that will allow them not only to express themselves within art but also prepare them to be creative thinkers and problem solvers across the curriculum and in life. We also hope to instill a greater appreciation for the world and cultures through our art and design curriculum.

Teaching & Learning:

The teaching and implementation of the art and design curriculum at Wolvercote school is based on the National curriculum and linked to our whole school and year group topics.

We follow a skills progression that ensures that a variety of techniques (including, drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, textiles and collage) are covered and mastered over children's time at Wolvercote. We also dedicate some of each term to a detailed study of a specific artist to give the children an opportunity to appreciate, evaluate and respond to different artists, their methods and works.

Equality of opportunity:

We want to ensure that all children have access to and opportunities to engage with a variety of artists, skills, techniques and processes. We want to expose them to a variety of artists, both local and from different cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities to widen their horizons of what an artist looks like and how they express themselves.  We aim for all children to feel safe to explore their own creativity and invention.

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