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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; from different cultures and backgrounds, both modern day and throughout history.


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. 

Art Skills Progression

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. You can see Elmer in our entrance way!

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