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Brierley Forest

Primary and Nursery School


Art Intent Statement


At Brierley Forest Primary School, we are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage in art. The purpose of Art education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression. It enables children to express how they feel, what they see and think through the use of colour, line, form, texture, pattern and different materials. It allows children to make thoughtful judgements about life and helps them to shape the environment and also to understand how art has both reflected and shaped the history of our nation, contributing to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. The implementation of this policy is the responsibility of all teaching staff.  


Our aims for art in the curriculum are: 

  • Ensuring all children experience the richness of a broad and balanced range of art activities and show progression within these experiences.  
  • For children to foster an understanding and enjoyment of art, to be engaged, inspired and challenged. 
  • For children to engage with a variety of art forms, to explore values, attitudes, feelings and meanings. 
  • To develop children’s understanding of colour, form, texture and pattern. Provide particular activities that give children the ability and skills to realise their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture and other craft techniques. 
  • To nurture artistic talent and develop children’s skills that arise from successful arts education, including the creative use of imagination and considered risk taking, co-operation, tenacity, flexibility and responsibility as well as leadership and entrepreneurial skills. 
  • To know about great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their artwork. 
  • To develop skills in observation and analysis and critical responses to their own work and those of others.