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At Westcliff Primary School we value art as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. The art curriculum provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and as an opportunity to show their own interests, thoughts and ideas. 

Art is a fundamental form of human creativity, and art at Westcliff should engage, inspire and challenge our pupils, equipping them with knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art.  As our pupil’s progress through school, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art appreciation and implementation.  Art encourages our pupils to develop a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them, and how to show this through their own work.  



The teaching and implementation of the Art Curriculum at Westcliff Primary School is based on the National Curriculum to ensure a well-structured and cross curricular approach to this creative subject. The children are taught Art as part of their termly topic work.  Areas covered include sculpture mosaics, printing based on topic work, such as landscapes and cityscapes, nature, Aboriginal art, WW2 propaganda posters, painting, Pop Art and the works of the Impressionist artists. Our art and design curriculum allows children to show their creative imagination as well as providing them with opportunities to practice and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture. 

The work of famous local, national and international artists are explored to enhance the children's learning.   



The impact of our curriculum is assessed through the use of our sketch books and through verbal feedback to discuss next steps. The sketch books allow us to have ongoing assessment throughout the year, and they show the progress of our pupils throughout their time at school, as these are passed onto their new teachers each year. There will also be photographs of individual and class art activities on Seesaw.