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Art & Design

Art and Design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. Our high-quality art and design curriculum ensures that our students are engaged, inspired and challenged; equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Art and Design is celebrated and interwoven across all areas of the curriculum and group collaborative projects are realised at John Betts Primary School . We aim to inspire children and develop a lifelong love of the arts. 

Children have the opportunity to:

  • sketch and draw imaginatively and from observation
  • paint with watercolours, poster paint and acrylics
  • print with their hands, stamps, objects and try block and mono print
  • create with various of textiles 

A wide range of resources and materials are used:

  • oil and soft pastels are used, looking at shading and tones
  • collage using printed materials, textiles and their own pattern work
  • sculpture takes a variety of forms such as clay, papier mache and textiles all take on 3D forms. 


School tours have now finished and will operate again throughout the autumn term in the next academic year 2024/2025 every Wednesday from 09.30-10.30. In September, please call the school on 02087482465 to book your place.