Stafford Square, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0AU



ART Long Term Plan 

At Salterhebble, art stimulates imagination and creativity. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, providing a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.  

Our art curriculum has been specifically developed to build on the National Curriculum 2014, giving pupils the opportunity to develop both the substantive (practical and theoretical) knowledge and specific disciplinary knowledge they need for their next stages in their learning journey. This helps to ensure that the children make meaningful links with other subject areas and allows for deep exploration and application of knowledge and skills.

We base our Art curriculum around Meg Fabian’s skills based approach through drawing and painting. This creates clear progression of practical knowledge focusing on the fundamental building blocks and builds coherently, not only through the year but throughout every year. It promotes careful observational skills and an appreciation of the world around us. Children explore ideas and meanings through studying the work of artists and designers. We focus upon many different artists such as Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, Bridget Riley and Emma Bell who promote high aspirations and demonstrate confidence and resilience to achieve ambitions.

We strive for independence with the children exploring their own ideas. They are encouraged to use an array of artistic techniques which they feel are best suited to what they are creating and devising, reflecting these as an individual artist.

The instilment of confidence and resilience within Art is paramount to the attainment of children throughout primary school and hopefully taken beyond the doors of Salterhebble. The confidence to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design, and a resilience to think critically and work rigorously to understand the many areas of art and design are what we aim to achieve.