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Art & Design

We offer a structure and sequence of lessons to help teachers ensure they have covered the skills required to meet the aims of the national curriculum. The intent is to ensure all pupils produce creative, imaginative work. Children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills e.g. collage, printing, weaving and patterns.


Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers. Children will also develop their interest and curiosity about art and design through a series of lessons offering skills progression, knowledge progression and offering children the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways. The lessons will offer the chance for children to develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development. This progression grid can support any subject leader or teacher of art to ensure progression of skills and knowledge.

Creative Arts Week 2023 - Myths and Legends 

At Alumwell Infant School we had a fabulous time during Creative Arts Week, working individually, with partners or as groups.

The theme was 'Myths and Legends'.


Some of the highlights included:

- A visiting artist creating Minotaur puppets with the children

- A storyteller involving classes in recreating mythical stories.

- Dance workshops with a Chinese Dragon, fans and parasols thrilled us all.

- Outside in our forest, children followed clues to discover a hidden dragon!

- A recreation, through dance and drama, of the story of Pandora.

- In the classrooms, fantastic clay heads of Medusa were created and amazing dragon eyes were modelled in clay and painted with shining metallic paints.

- A range of puppets (for example Mermaids and Dragons) were designed and produced in all classes using a variety of textures, materials and techniques.

-Wonderful dioramas were created for models of Nessie to inhabit and magical dragon eggs were fashioned from modroc, metallic paints, sparkling sequins and glitter.


Take a look at our photographs to see this amazing work!

Chinese Dragon Dance Workshop

Year 2 Using clay to create Medusa's head.

Year 2 Dioramas - Creating habitats for mythical creatures

Dragon Displays

Dragon Eyes Display

Accordion Puppets - Year 1

Loch Ness Diaramas - Year 1

Loch Ness Dioramas on display

Reception - Dragon Drawings and Mermaid Puppets