Art and Design

At Newchurch Primary School we believe that teaching and learning in art is important because it stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. Through our art and design curriculum we believe that we equip the children with the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It allows the children to express themselves personally.

The creative arts are valued highly, enabling children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. To facilitate this our curriculum is built around six core disciplines (Drawing, Painting, Printing, Textiles, Mixed Media and Sculpture) which are each taught for one half term. Through classwork, sketchbooks, exhibitions, collaborative work with schools, visiting and artists and learning within arts settings, the children are able to communicate and experience the visual arts in a variety of ways.

Children explore ideas and meanings through six different artists and designers across the disciplines. Each half term, the school has an art week focusing painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, mixed media etc. Art is also applied when studying other cultures across the curriculum.

This deep arts provision is enriched through our annual work with the Warrington Primary Arts Network which allows the school to celebrate the wonderful work it does alongside other schools in the Warrington, educational visits to arts establishments, such as the Tate or People’s History Museum, as well as through awards like Artsmark and Arts Awards.