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Hucknall National C of E Primary School - "Life in all its fullness" (John 10:10) ***If you are looking at applying for a place at Hucknall National for your child to start in 2024, please look at our Admissions page that can be found under the Key Information tab. -------------------------------- If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact our Headteacher, Sarah Barratt, or our Child and Family Support Worker, Jane Brown -------- Ofsted rating: GOOD --------------
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Hucknall National

CofE Primary School

Growing together in learning, love and faith


Our Vision

At Hucknall National Primary School our school mission statement is ‘Growing together in learning, love and faith’. Our Art curriculum is linked to all four areas of our curriculum vision quadrant:


Academic Study - To develop intellectual knowledge, skills understanding and curiosity.

Wellbeing Provision - To develop physical, social and emotional health.

The Enrichment and Entitlement - To provide equal access to a range of opportunities and experiences. To develop an understanding of themselves and the wider world.

Christian Distinctiveness – To develop spirituality and faith.


Our Christian values, help to underpin Art at Hucknall National C of E Primary School.


At Hucknall National Primary School our art curriculum intends to inspire creativity, self-expression and encourages our children on their artistic journeys as well as giving them opportunities to connect with others.   We hope to foster a life-long love of art by exposing them to diverse experiences and igniting a passion. 




The art curriculum ensures:

  • Children have access to, create, explore and evaluate art as part of their classroom activities.
  • Children learn the elements of art so they are able to use the correct language to describe how it is create, displayed, appreciated and analysed.
  • Children learn the skills needed to create a successful piece of art, which in turn feeds their understanding when viewing or analysing art.



In Key Stage 1 and 2 art lessons are taught every term either weekly or in a block. In EYFS and year 1 children have access to art supplies throughout the week in their continuous provision setting.


Equal Opportunities

The art curriculum adheres to the Equal Opportunities Policy. It takes into account issues of difference, including gender, race and ethnicity. Art from across cultures is taught, observed and dissected. 



Class teachers support and facilitate access to the art curriculum through effective differentiation, adult support, and alteration of any equipment as necessary.  We recognise that there is a wide range of capability across the student body. Tasks and activities are designed to allow students to engage at their own level.  Whilst a large proportion of art lessons involve individual work, the children support each other to achieve the desired outcomes and discussion takes place as a whole class when evaluating their own and artists work.




Whilst in school, children have access to a varied programme, which allows students to discover areas of strength, as well as areas how they might like to improve. The nature of art creates an enormously rich palette from which a student may access fundamental abilities such as: achievement, self-confidence, interaction with and awareness of others, and self-reflection. Art will also develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to students individually, as well as ethnicities from across the world. Children are able to enjoy art, in as many ways as they choose.