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“Art is a concept. Once it is in your memory, no one can destroy it.”

Yoko Ono


Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual tactile experiences and a way of understanding and responding to the environment and the world.


Pupils at Churchfield use a variety of methods to achieve this including using the language of art and design including colour, form, texture, pattern, line and shape, combining different materials and processes to communicate what they learn about the world and topics that they are studying. At Churchfield art develops and contributes to a wide understanding of life building a balanced and curious child.


A range of artists are used to illustrate and develop children’s understanding of the role and purpose of art. These artists are from a variety of backgrounds including artists that reflect our diverse community environment. At Churchfield we explore the ideas and meanings of artists craft workers and designers, they link this experience to topics that they are investigating in history and geography.


While it is essentially a practical subject, our art curriculum provides opportunities for reflection and, with increasing sensitivity, pupils acquire the ability to make informed, critical responses of their own work and that of others. Pupils use art and design activities to make judgements and practical decisions about artwork and artistic experiences. 


Pupils keep Art books to record ideas and practice skills; these books are used to track the progress and record the achievements of pupil’s experiences in art and design.


Art and SEND


Art is a valuable subject for those children at Churchfield who have SEND. The children are able to explore their creativity through the use of different mediums from paint to clay. They are encouraged to explore a number of different techniques which also help to refine their fine motor skills. Teachers and support staff ensure that there are scaffolds for children’s individual needs and that all their learning is differentiated to meet the needs of different learners. Children take ownership of their learning through choice of resources and are encourage to create both physical and digital art.