At Seven Stars Primary, we celebrate and encourage creativity and imagination. It starts within our Early Years Foundation Stage and continues right the way through school. Allowing children to explore and express themselves through a variety of media is essential. However, teaching children the skills to manipulate media and develop techniques can deepen their own understanding and enrich their work further. All work is celebrated and children develop skills in becoming their own critic. Reflecting on their work and that of others is a skill within itself.

We have regularly taken part in the Local Schools Art Exhibition at the South Ribble Museum and Art Exhibition, situated in the Old Grammar School next to St. Andrew's Parish Church in Leyland.

Art and Design stimulates creativity and promotes imagination. It provides a variety of sensory experiences and a unique and special way of understanding and responding to the world around us. It allows children to communicate what they see, hear, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form and pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their own environments through Art and Design. They can explore ideas and meaning through their own work and that of other artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore and question the impact it has on their own lives and that of different times and cultures.

“Creativity is an area in which younger people have a tremendous advantage, since they have an endearing habit of always questioning past wisdom and authority.”

Bill Hewlett




Door 1 (Key Skills)


Develop reading and comprehension skills when reading for information about Art and Artists over the ages


Write about and respond to works of Art including descriptions using Art-specific vocabulary


Identify patterns in Art and how Maths is important for Art in design and various styles, periods and genres


Door 2 (The world)


Encourage respect for all cultures, and traditions through the Art of each culture, tradition, community and group (local, regional, national and global)


Identify places in the world where Artistic styles originated from (and how the Art is related to and expresses the geography and history of the community)


Identify ways in which Art is used to reflect and express response to key historical events (e.g. battles scenes, famous people, Black Lives Matter etc)


Door 3 (Healthy Lives)


Help our children to build positive relationships with other people from other cultures, faiths and traditions through Art (e.g. Islamic Art)


Art builds confidence and self-esteem impacting mental and emotional well-being in a positive way (e.g. when producing a piece of art or when participating in a shared Art activity)


Consider ways in which Art can lead to a future career – look at careers in the Art industry


Consider how Art reflects and portrays positive relationships


Door 4 (Creativity)


Children respond to a wide range of Art from all periods and cultures


Children express themselves in Art (moods, ideas, messages) using a variety of styles


For children to use Art in combination with other subjects understanding how Art can add to all other creative expressions and add to experiences (e.g. in writing or reading such as illustration)


Door 5 (Communication and Language)


Expand children’s vocabulary when discussing Art (styles and specific pieces of Art) with technical vocabulary linked to Art terms and also using Art as a way of helping children describe emotions and expand emotional vocabulary


Develop their ability to listen to others when discussing thoughts about Art


Develop their ability to speak about Art in increasingly knowledgeable and technically versatile ways