At Salisbury Primary School we encourage  learners to see themselves as artists, develop their artistic skills, express their own ideas, use their creative ideas and give meaning to the world around them. Our topic based approach to learning will ensure all of our children will be engaged in an inclusive, inspirational creative curriculum that reflects our local, historical and global community.  Pupils are given the opportunity to communicate what they see and feel through a variety of materials, textures, colours and patterns and use a range of materials, tools and techniques. They learn to critically evaluate their own and other people’s work, giving their opinions respectfully. 


We encourage our artistic learners to:

  • be confident  skilled artists using a range of materials and media;
  • be able to talk confidently, respectfully and reflectively about their own art, the art work of their peers and art work by  global artists;
  • be critical thinkers and analyse several sources of information;
  • be discerning about sources of information; and
  • celebrate their own art work and the art work of others respectfully.


The children are taught Art as part of their termly topic work. Areas covered include printmaking based on topic work such as fossils, nature, our local area and the seaside; sculpture; mosaics and textiles using a range of mixed media such as batik and weaving. Enrichment activities are encouraged within the curriculum and London Galleries, such as the National Gallery, V&A or the Tate Modern are visited as part of educational visits linked to topics. The children's learning is further enhanced with a whole school arts week in the Summer term where the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists.