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For more information about our Art and Design Curriculum, please contact the school office; we will provide you with our subject matrices and knowledge organisers for this area. Other details around our curriculum activities and offer, can be accessed by parents/carers on HestonLink (school's online learning platform).

National Curriculum

The National Curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that 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

Art and Design Vision

We aim for our children to feel confident exploring their creative ideas using a range of media, with an understanding of how art and design is relevant to our personal and shared cultures and histories. All Heston Primary School children are artists, able to represent their ideas and experiences through a wide range of artistic applications. Our Art and Design curriculum engages and motivates children to experiment, invent and create their own works to showcase their creative talents. As pupils’ skills and knowledge progress, they are able to make informed decisions in terms of media and materials, and can discuss choices made by artists. We enable our children to have an appreciation of the artwork created by others, and to apply critical evaluation to form their own opinions of the artwork they encounter.

Our Art and Design Curriculum

The students at Heston Primary School enjoy exploring their creative ideas through Art and Design. Our Art and Design curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum. In addition to this, we use and adapt the KAPOW scheme to ensure that children are exposed to a range of artists, and enjoy utilising different tools and techniques to create their own artwork. The creativity of our students is celebrated throughout the school, with children's artwork proudly displayed in classrooms and corridors. Children are taught how to use different artsitic media, and encouraged to apply these skills to their own creative ventures. Our pupils also participate in competitions and have won some prestigious awards such as, the Fourth Plinth winner (2021-22) and the River of Hope Award (Queen’s Jubilee Celebration). 

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