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Acton Church of England

Voluntary Controlled Primary School

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Art and Design

At Acton CEVC Primary School, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum where learning develops from:

  • Trips, visitors and first hand experiences
  • Curriculum days
  • Stimulating learning environments
  • Opportunities to create, perform and compete
  • Making links between areas of learning
  • Recognising our place in the community

November 2018 Stewards of Creation Art Project

November 2018 Stewards of Creation Art Project  1
Bumblebee Class have been using their creative art and craft skills over the last month to make a fantastic installation for St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The exhibition is titled Stewards of Creation and Year 2 have focused on the importance of honeybees. Please pop along to the cathedral between Wednesday 14th November and Sunday 25th November to see this stunning display!

Previous St Edmundsbury Cathedral Projects

St Peter's Church Christmas Tree Festival

Each year we take part in the Sudbury Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter's church. This event is run by the Rotary Club of Sudbury and all proceeds go to local charities. Every child in the school enjoys creating a sparkling tree decoration based on a theme and it is a great opportunity for the children to see their creations alongside the work of other organisations, charities, businesses and schools in the local community. Please pop along to the church between Wednesday 5th December and Sunday 9th December 2018 to see our latest display!

Colchester Zoo Giraffe Project

Colchester Zoo Giraffe Project 1 June 2013

Art and Design adds quality and challenge to our lives. At Acton Primary School it enables pupils to question and reflect on their thoughts, feelings and values; helping pupils to develop a greater respect and have compassion for the views and values of others. Art and Design provides opportunities to explore different forms of expression, appreciate our diverse cultural heritage, and gain a sense of personal identity, and to be creative. Creative skills and the ability to innovate are increasingly important in the changing and uncertain economy of the future.


We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • have the courage to produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences;

  • persevere to improve their work, becoming 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;


We offer a rich and varied range of teaching approaches to achieve these ends, always striving to challenge every one of our pupils to make the maximum progress regardless of their starting point, with an understanding that different levels of support may be required to help them achieve their goals.

Art and Design Curriculum