Matchborough First School Academy

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Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.”

Quentin Blake

The Lead Learner for Art and Design is: Mr Whilton


At Matchborough First School Academy, art plays a significant role within the curriculum and culture of our school. We believe our children are both enthusiastic and expressive; and delivering a creative, challenging and inspirational learning journey allows our children to become engaged and inspired to create their own works of art.

Skills are taught and developed alongside building an appreciation of art by looking at a wide range of historic and modern artists. Children are taught how to think critically and give opinions through regular analysis of work.



We are very lucky to have such fantastic grounds and an endearing natural environment at MFSA. The children are regularly taken outdoors to experience art from the confinements of the classroom. Opportunities are provided for the children to use a range of tools, media and scales to produce individual and collaborative art in both two and three dimensions. 


To further develop a love of art, we use special whole school curriculum themed days to nurture a love of art, and create inspiring whole school displays and thematic learning environments.  


We invite specialist artists in to work with the children, to stimulate them and challenge their thinking and creativity.

Children have opportunities to visit a variety of locations on school trips, developing their skills of observation and evaluation.

We also celebrate and recognise the work children bring into school from home.



The National Curriculum

'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. 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.'

DofE September 2013


At Matchborough First School Academy we want children to:

  • 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.


For more information about art at our school, please read our Art policy (below).

Year group collaborative Art

Graffiti Artist visit for Art and Cultural Day

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