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Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. Pupils use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. Through art and design activities, they learn to make informed value judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions, becoming actively involved in shaping environments. They explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. They learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures. Understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts have the power to enrich our personal and public lives.


The Aims of School Art 

  • to develop their capacities to express ideas and feelings and record them in a variety of ways, reviewing what they have done and describing how they might change or develop further work.

  • To develop knowledge, skills, values and attitudes.

  • to develop visual perception and visual literacy so they are able to communicate ideas, use a range of language, make confident visual statements and take part in discussions.

  • to develop, practice, build on and extend skills in drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles and sculpture.

  • to develop and use a range of art styles including pattern, texture, colour, line, tone and shape, form and space.

  • to experience and improve their critical awareness of the roles and purpose of art in different times and cultures.

  • to develop their capacities to engage with, enjoy and critically appreciate a range of art made by themselves, their peers and other artists.

  • To make images and artifacts reflecting on the visual and tactile nature of the world in which they live and their responses to it.

  • to develop creativity and imagination and confidence in themselves as artists.                                                                                                                                                                               

The art co-ordinator is Mrs Davis 

Arts Policy

Pupil Voice 

What can you tell me about art in one minute? 

"challenging, hard, fun, relaxing, making, drawing, sketch, beautiful, colouring, painting, sculpture, water colours, favourite subject, craft, messy"


What do you enjoy about art?

"I like it when I colour with my friends" "stuff you make its so good" "I like it when you finger paint" "I like making my mum stuff"




Art Objectives - KS1 and KS2

Awarded Sept 2021- Well done to everyone who has joined in!

Carrbrook Fete Art Competition Winners

Year 2 Artwork on Diversity Day

Lanterns - Finished

Y2 Lantern Making Workshop - Tameside Festival

Well Done to all the children who have achieved their Arts Award

Year 1 making forget-me-nots for Stalybridge Library

Art work spring term

Lets take a look at what some of the classes have been doing this term. 

Royal mail art competition 

The school have taken part in the royal mail art competition where they had to design a stamp. The ambassadors picked 3 winners from the school. Look at their designs. 

Setting your stalls out 

Year 1 took part in an arts award activity which involved making model market stalls for the grand opening of the new Ashton market. On 10th September 2016 all the models were displayed for the public to view look how amazing they are. Well done year 1. 

Year 3 had fun creating cave art using natural things

My Master Piece Art Gallery 

Look at the fantastic photo's from our 'My Master Piece' Art gallery. All the children from nursery to year 6 made a piece of art work around different themes. These were then taken away and framed and put on display in the hall as an art gallery. The children should be so proud of their work. 

Art Displays

Big Art Day 

This year our 'Big Art' day celebrated famous artist. We looked at famous artists and adapted their work to create family art. We had a wonderful day and created some fantastic art work which is on display throughout the school.

Art competition at Millbrook care home

We went to Millbrook Care home to work with the residents. We did some painting with them and shared our art skills with the residents. 

Useful Websites

These are websites to support your child at home with their learning.