‘Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality’ – Quentin Blake, Children’s Laureate

The Art curriculum at Coldfall is committed to providing pupils with a foundation to better understand the roles and functions of art in our world and to equip them with the skills to communicate what they see, feel and think through colour, line and form. Through our carefully designed curriculum, we aim to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enable pupils to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

Our learners are encouraged to think critically and develop a deep understanding of art. During their time at Coldfall, they will come to understand how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.  Additionally, the art curriculum will promote their understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form).

We seek to broaden children’s real-life experiences both inside and outside of school through educational visits, visitors, exploration and discovery. We encourage the use of cross curricular links, encompassing the use of subjects such as Music, English and History to create a holistic learning experience during Art lessons.

 The school community reflects a diverse and rich culture, which we utilise to enrich the artistic opportunities provided by the curriculum. Art is a language that allows children to express and develop their ideas and emotions; artistic activities are full of processes that help children to grow and stimulate their creativity whilst nurturing their soul. 

Through the teaching of Art, and our values based education, we want to encourage our pupils to be open minded about the meaning of art and how it manifests itself in the ever changing world around them.  At Coldfall, we embrace the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on our experiences through the medium of art.  Our annual Art Exhibition is a favourite event on the Coldfall calendar, and one in which every child participates.

Please see the attached document, which outlines what children will be doing in art this year, and look out for photos of the final pieces!

What We Are Learning

Here are some examples of the stunning work produced by children during 2022-2023 academic year



In Flamingo class assembly the children told a story about how everybody has worries. Fortunately they also shared how talking about our worries and problems can help them to reduce and go away.