At Bosvigo, we believe that Art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. We believe that Art gives our pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences. It fires their imagination.

Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes and your whole personality. Art should enable the children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, pattern and different materials and processes. Self-evaluation of work is encouraged and children are taught how to be resilient to achieve their goals.

We offer a high quality Art and Design education which engages, inspires, and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We believe that creativity plays a vital part in wellbeing and improving health and happiness.


The children, from our youngest in Early Years through to Year 6, are taught Art where possible, as part of their termly topic work. Art skills are developed and built upon each year so that progression can be seen clearly across the school. All children are exposed to a range of media each year giving them the opportunity to explore, develop and apply their skills and understanding.

Our Art Lead provides effective support for those teaching outside their main areas of expertise and as a result teachers have good knowledge of the Art and Design Curriculum. Art work is coherently planned and sequenced. Teachers present content clearly, promoting appropriate discussion to ensure pupils can evaluate the work of world artists and designers they have studied. At Bosvigo we explore the work of famous local, national and international artists to enhance the children’s learning.


At Bosvigo we use a variety of strategies such as regular and consistent feedback, coherently planned and demanding learning experiences and the use of individual sketchbooks to evaluate the knowledge, skills and understanding that our children have gained in Art and Design during each half-termly unit. As a result, pupils develop detailed knowledge and skills across the Art and Design Curriculum and achieve the best possible outcomes, producing work of high quality.

Our pupils are equipped with the essential Art and Design skills needed for the next stage of their education.

At Bosvigo we maximise children’s Art and Design learning by providing them with a range of rich and memorable experiences. We plan to enhance our Art Curriculum further by inviting local artists into school to lead workshops and have the opportunities to invite parents and carers to come in and admire the children’s work.
Please click on the link below to take a look at our whole school curriculum for Art.