At Copthorne Primary School, we believe that Art plays a vital role in enriching pupils’ lives, fostering creativity, self-expression, and cultural awareness. Our Art curriculum, aligned with the National Curriculum, is designed to inspire, challenge, and nurture pupils’ artistic skills, knowledge, and understanding across a range of disciplines, materials, and techniques.

Our Art curriculum is designed to develop learners who have:

• the ability to use visual language skilfully and convincingly (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights and accentuate their individuality;
• the ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form;
• the ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination;
• the ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media;
• an impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craftmakers and designers;
• the ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings;
• independence, initiative and originality which they can use to develop their creativity;
• the ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skilfully;
• the ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others;
• a passion for and a commitment to the subject.