At Thurston CE Primary Academy, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum as it provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. We want to inspire our pupils, encourage their creativity and develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own pieces of art. We ensure our pupils know more about famous artists and craftspeople (British and international) and learn about the rich heritage and culture of the British Isles and beyond. We ensure that there is a clear progression of skills and concepts as children move through the school, covering all the National Curriculum requirements; as pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Our pupils develop key artistic skills and concepts including making skills, generating ideas, knowledge, evaluation and language.