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Art at New Moston



At New Moston Primary School, we value Art and Design as an integral part of our children’s education and as part of their entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. As a school it is our intent to provide all children with an enriched curriculum which highlights a clear progression of art and design skills as they progress through the different year groups.
Our Art curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to be able to experiment, invent and create their own works of art whilst expressing their own individual interests, thoughts and ideas. An overall focus is in developing a proficiency in drawing, painting and sculpture with the overall aim of developing a rigorous understanding, critical awareness and inspiration 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.

The Art and Design curriculum at New Moston will ensure all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms



The teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at New Moston Primary School is based on the National Curriculum and ensures a well-structured approach to this creative subject.
Our Art Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression.
The children are taught Art in units that are often linked to another area of learning.  Areas covered include
drawing, painting and sculpture with the key concepts of perseverance, confidence and expression threaded throughout. The works of famous local, national and international artists are explored to enhance the children's learning; collaborative, whole school art projects are implemented when relevant to extend and showcase learning too. More detail can be found in our Long Term plans.



Our Art and Design curriculum will ensure that all pupils have the skills and knowledge as outlined within the National Curriculum, and an appreciation and understanding of Art across the world.


At New Moston Primary School we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • Observing children actively learning within Art lessons
  • Marking of Sketch books and written work (when applicable) and verbal explanation
  • Images of children completing tasks
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice)
  • Learning walks
  • Subject tracking and monitoring

By the time our children leave New Moston Primary School, they will have a passion for art and creativity and enjoy working both independently and collaboratively. They will have grown in confidence when using a range of tools and techniques, becoming artists that can apply the skills and knowledge that they have developed throughout the years and respond critically to their own and other’s work. They will be creative, resilient, confident artists who can persevere and express themselves freely. Our children will be proud of their achievements as artists.