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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.


Artsmark 1

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

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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

Eco Art Gallery 1 Early years used bottle tops to collage
Eco Art Gallery 2 We made elephants out of milk cartons
Eco Art Gallery 3
Eco Art Gallery 4
Eco Art Gallery 5 Year 1 made jellyfish and flowers
Eco Art Gallery 6 Year 2 didn't under the sea recycled art work
Eco Art Gallery 7 This is a recycled beach
Eco Art Gallery 8 Year 3 made steam punk robots recycling toys
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Eco Art Gallery 10 Year 4 upcycled bottles to make ornaments
Eco Art Gallery 11 They used paper to make bowls
Eco Art Gallery 12 Tin cans made different animals
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Eco Art Gallery 14 Year 5 made a garden of flowers with bottles
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Eco Art Gallery 16 They reused newspaper to make foxes
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Eco Art Gallery 21 Year 6 used old cds and dvds to make characters

Eco Art Week 2019

Eco Art Week 2019 1 Year 2 - Shark Attack!
Eco Art Week 2019 2 Year 2 - Under the Sea
Eco Art Week 2019 3 Year 3 - Steam Punk Robots
Eco Art Week 2019 4 Year 3 - Steam Punk Robots
Eco Art Week 2019 5 Year 3 - Steam Punk Robots
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Eco Art Week 2019 7 Year 3 - Steam Punk Robots
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Art Club 2018

Art Club 2018 1 Art club
Art Club 2018 2 Art club
Art Club 2018 3 Art club
Art Club 2018 4 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. 

Picture 1 Painting our faces in Nursery
Picture 2 Making snowmen using shaving foam and glue
Picture 3 Collating Vocanoes in Year 3
Picture 4 Roald Dahl display in Year 4
Picture 5 Seasonal calendars using watercolours in Year 6
Picture 6 Fingerprint Poppy Fields in Year 2
Picture 7 Weaving in Year 1
Picture 8 Water colours in Year 5

Art-Fest with Michelle Wall

Art-Fest with Michelle Wall 1 Year 3 studied the work of Edvard Munch
Art-Fest with Michelle Wall 2 Year 1 studied the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Art-Fest with Michelle Wall 3 Early Years studied the work of Henri Matisse
Art-Fest with Michelle Wall 4 Year 4 studied the work of Antoni Gaudi
Art-Fest with Michelle Wall 5 Year 2 studied the work of Gustav Klimt
Art-Fest with Michelle Wall 6 Year 5 studied the work of Banksy
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