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Manor Oak Art Policy



Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. It is not just a subject to learn but it is an activity you can practise with your hands, your eyes and your whole personality.

Here at Manor Oak Primary School, we strive to incorporate art across the curriculum. Each year the children are exposed to different artists and have the opportunity to create their own art work in the style of an artist. We also have a yearly Art week, where the children are involved with designing and creating our display boards around the school. We have had many exciting themes including: Roald Dahl, Music, the different decades and British Values. We encourage children to enter borough competitions, for example the, ‘Fourth Plinth Award’ where the children design a piece of artwork to be displayed on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.



 “Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.”

National Curriculum 2014



By the time a child leaves our school at the end of Key Stage 2, we aim that he/she will...

  1. Have explored ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers.
  2. Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  3. Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
  4. Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  5. Developed skills and understanding of art and design which will enrich their further life.