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Every child an artist

         Art at Windmill        

The art curriculum offered at Windmill encourages confident, risk-taking, experimental, articulate, artists.

The Mastery Curriculum’s core aims are to develop

- children’s skills, technique and confidence across a wide range of media 

- brave, inventive, resourceful and individual approaches to tasks and media

-  appreciation and critiquing skills of art from a range of movements and styles

-  a love of art and an idea of their own aesthetic

Children explores line, colour, shape, form, texture, value, space through drawing, painting, printing and sculpture.

An individual journey 

Sketchbooks are in use in KS2 and will be introduced in KS1 in 2021.

A child’s sketchbook showcases his/her personal artistic journey through the school – a comprehensive record of swatches, practice,  notes, planning, mock-ups, sketches photographs, experimentation, rough works and final pieces.


Art at Windmill Primary School

  • follows a curriculum of progression across year groups to systematically develop skills

  • stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. 

  • provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. 

  • enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. 

Through the study of art, children

  • become aesthetically aware

  • learn to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions

  • explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers

  • learn how art has influenced the way in which people live 

  • learn how it communicates different periods of history 

  • learn how it is a means of learning about different cultures.

Windmill Primary School understands that the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives. 

Art and a sense of community

Please see the Windmill in Lockdown Exhibition from 2020 by clicking on the link..


We encourage staff and children to be resourceful and ecological: reuse, recycle and reinvent - e.g. cardboard can be chopped up and used as canvas to paint on, as a glue spreader, as sculpting material, or as pallets for mixing paint. Plastic pots for water pots and glue containers; salt dough as an alternative to clay; mud, sticks and leaves to paint with for different effects. Sweet wrappers for coloured paper, etc.

We would encourage the wider community to keep us very much in mind in this regard. Please contact the art coordinator, Anna Rianne, on should you have anything you would be keen to donate.