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Primary Academy

Art & Design

Hi I'm Miss Park and I am the Year 1 Class teacher and subject coordinator for Art and Design at Mansfield Primary Academy. Art and Design is a fantastic opportunity for children to showcase their creative and imaginative ideas. I have always been passionate about Art and Design, as it allows children to focus on a project where they do not always have to follow set rules and have a wider sense of freedom. They are also able to challenge themselves and feel proud of what they have created. I love the way that Art and Design lessons allow children to take control of their thoughts and feelings, whilst expressing their creativity in a comfortable, happy and relaxed environment.


At Mansfield Primary Academy, we view Art and Design as an opportunity to be creative and imaginative. We give children a range of experiences to captivate and motivate them, allowing them to creatively explore new ideas. Children with a range of abilities and needs have the opportunity to creatively express their ideas and emotions and in turn progress both personally and academically.  We aim to give children a wide variety of high-quality art experiences, using a variety of media for drawing, painting, printing, collage, sculpture that engage, and challenge our pupils. Art and Design lessons include aspects of appreciation, art history and experimentation. Artists, styles and cultures from around the world are studied which allow them to master new techniques and create their own works of art.    

Art and design if not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise: with your hands, your eyes and your whole personality. - Quentin Blake



Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding 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 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. 


The pages on the right will take you through specific sections of the Art and Design curriculum we offer at Mansfield Primary.