Art at VRPS

“Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.” Art and design - National curriculum in England


At Victoria Road we aim to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their passion and love of art by finding out about various artists in the world, both past and present and by learning techniques and skills that allow them to express themselves through art and its many different forms.

We strive to provide opportunities for children to not only produce creative work but to reflect upon this and develop their work further.

When our children leave Victoria Road at the end of Key stage 2, we want them to have an appreciation of how art and design not only enables us to develop creativity, but it also has the power to inspire.  

At Victoria Road we believe in the importance of celebrating success. We endeavour to provide opportunities where children can celebrate their achievements by presenting their work to wider audiences. 


We teach the National Curriculum, supported by clear knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.  We provide the opportunity for spaced repetition and over learning as children revisit art elements, which ensures long lasting learning. This happens through a well-structured, exciting and developmental curriculum where teachers know and understand what learning has gone before and what will come after.

We deliver three units of work per year focusing on different art elements and making links to other curriculum areas where relevant. 

We also provide the opportunity for exciting purposes for art. Including the Northwich art annual program for years 2 and 4.


  • Children will retain previous learning and will be able to make links between their current learning and learning that has taken place before.
  • Children will be able to use a wide range of medium.
  • Children will make informed choices when creating independent pieces.
  • Children will confidently discuss their work and their choices, commenting on what effects they intended to create.
  • Children will discuss how their work has been influenced by specific artists/styles.
  • Children will develop knowledge and skills which will enable them to critically evaluate their work and improve this.

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Victoria Road Primary School
Victoria Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5RE