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Howitt Primary Community School

Achieve, Care, Enjoy


Our Art Intent 


At Howitt Primary Community School, we believe art is an essential part of a child’s education. It provides them with opportunities to develop the ways in which they express their individual creativity and imagination. They are inspired by different types of art in our society, making links to other aspects of the curriculum.


Art enables students to develop wonder and curiosity about the world around them, contributing to their independence, judgement and self-reflection. We focus on developing a proficiency in drawing and painting, a knowledge of sculpture, colour and line in order for our children to have a deep understanding, awareness and inspiration of art and design. ​


Learning Art begins in the EYFS where children begin learning about shapes, drawing using different materials, and exploring colour and colour mixing. The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists and designers throughout history. Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and carefully thought out experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing an accessible and engaging curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential. ​