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Statement of Intent


In art at Forest hall Primary, we provide a skills based curriculum which allows the pupils to express themselves in a creative, imaginative manner through exploration. We believe that art is a great way to express your emotions without words; maximising every child’s ability, and to teach them about a variety of artists throughout history.


Eco Elmer

We are so grateful to First Class Supply for providing us with an Elmer for Elmer's Great North Parade, raising money for St Oswald's Hospice. We set a whole school homework to help contribute to our eco-friendly design. We were overwhelmed with the creativity we got back and decided to combine a mix of the designs we received. Every child and adult in school has has the opportunity to contribute in some way to the design and decoration of our Eco Elmer and we are incredibly proud of the final result. Please look out for our Elmer during the parade! 

Eco Elmer

Eco Art Week

Following our whole school drive to be environmentally friendly, our Art Week theme this year is 'Eco Art'. We have gather junk and things that would go to landfill and made art out of it! Each class has taken a different approach and our results are below! 

Eco Art Gallery

Early years used bottle tops to collage
We made elephants out of milk cartons
Year 1 made jellyfish and flowers
Year 2 didn't under the sea recycled art work
This is a recycled beach
Year 3 made steam punk robots recycling toys
Year 4 upcycled bottles to make ornaments
They used paper to make bowls
Tin cans made different animals
Year 5 made a garden of flowers with bottles
They reused newspaper to make foxes
Year 6 used old cds and dvds to make characters

Eco Art Week 2019

Year 2 - Shark Attack!
Year 2 - Under the Sea
Year 3 - Steam Punk Robots
Year 3 - Steam Punk Robots
Year 3 - Steam Punk Robots
Year 3 - Steam Punk Robots

Art Club 2018

Art club
Art club
Art club
Art club

Art and Design Lead:

Mrs Ridley


Pupils develop their creativity and imagination by exploring the visual, tactile and sensory qualities of materials and processes.

They learn about the role of art, craft and design in their environment and begin to understand colour, shape and space, pattern and texture and use them to represent their ideas and feelings. They increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art, craft and design in different times and cultures.


Throughout school we give children the opportunity to create using a range of media; clay, paint, pastels, water colours etc. Some examples of the art and design we have been doing in different year groups are pictured below.


As part of our Artsmark journey we are celebrating all the arts! We have had some outside artists in to help run clubs and are continuing to build partnerships with Artsmark organisations. 

Painting our faces in Nursery
Making snowmen using shaving foam and glue
Collating Vocanoes in Year 3
Roald Dahl display in Year 4
Seasonal calendars using watercolours in Year 6
Fingerprint Poppy Fields in Year 2
Weaving in Year 1
Water colours in Year 5

Art-Fest with Michelle Wall

Year 3 studied the work of Edvard Munch
Year 1 studied the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Early Years studied the work of Henri Matisse
Year 4 studied the work of Antoni Gaudi
Year 2 studied the work of Gustav Klimt
Year 5 studied the work of Banksy