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Norwood Primary School

Norwood Primary & Pre-School


Art and Design

At Norwood we believe that every child should have the opportunity to be extraordinary and future ready through a curriculum which is creative, bold and courageous. This is achieved through an irresistible, EPIC approach

EPIC means: (E –Exciting & Engaging learning experiences P-Pace/Progress I-Involvement C-Challenge)

Our school ethos, vision and values recognise that each child is unique. Providing them with a curriculum that is inspirational, creative and caring whilst also providing challenge for all, prepares our children for their future. Our curriculum not only aims to provide children with the skills that they need now, but also the ability to be flexible, resourceful, reflective and resilient; helping them to adapt and problem solve as they grow up in an ever-changing world.


Art Subject Vision:

To provide an art curriculum that is inspirational and which facilitates creativity and individuality. To provide opportunities for each child to be engaged in the arts and develop their self-belief and a ‘can do’ attitude. To explore the visual arts using a wide variety of media and techniques so that they leave primary school with a good working knowledge of art and artists.  


This is 'Future Man' by Paul Klee.  It is special to Norwood and we have the painting around our school to prompt discussion. Future man represents how colourful and full of possibility our future could be, regardless of our background. Future man is brave and looks strong and colourful.


In Key stage 1: Children begin to explore their use of drawing, painting, printing and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination, as well as a  range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.


In Key stage 2: Children are encouraged to improve their mastery of the art and design techniques already learned. All children have a sketch book which follows them through the different year groups and key stages enabling them to study their progress and mastery of techniques while having time to explore and reflect.


Norwood celebrates art work in its own Art Gallery and also organises special trips to local art galleries to study works of art and be involved in workshops which build on their skills.

MADD Week 2023 - Inspired by The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd Stanton