Copley Primary School


  • At Copley we believe art and design is an important part of our children's entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Art and design encourages children to develop and extend their creative skills along with opportunities for self- expression, developing resilience and confidence and thinking skills through individual and collaborative activities.
  • Our Art curriculum allows children to build their skills through a carefully structured progression sequence over a two year cycle. We want them to develop their own ideas, master techniques and take inspiration from the greats
  • We focus on five skill areas: drawing, painting, collage, printing and sculpture. We use a rolling programme so children can explore techniques building on their previous learning and work towards a finished piece that combine these  skills. They take inspiration from artists (classic and contemporary)

At Copley we follow the National Curriculum for Art and Design with a skills based approach. Through five skill areas we will ensure that children:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.