The Links Primary School


Our principal aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in art and design ensuring that the children develop skills for exploring, developing their own ideas, evaluating and improving their creative work. Children also have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and resources, including ICT. An awareness of colour, line, texture, shape and proportion are developed alongside the use of symbols to convey ideas and feelings. Through focused tasks, practical experiences and a structured curriculum children we hope children will become confident at recording what they see and how they feel in their sketch books .The study of a wide range of artists, craftspeople and designers compliments this work.

Aims of Art and Design
We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination.
  • Develop opportunities to select their own ideas for use in their work.
  • Develop creativity and imagination through a range of art processes.
  • Develop the ability to control materials, tools and techniques.
  • Increase the ability to appreciate and evaluate art and design in different times and cultures.
  • Develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials.
  • Foster an enjoyment and respect of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers.



Please click on the image below to see how ART is planned across our school.