Wilby Primary

Wilby CE Primary School
  • My favourite thing about Wilby is that we're all treated the same - everyone is equal
  • At Wilby we're all part of one big family
  • Wilby means I can be creative!
  • Wilby is just the best school on Earth
  • Dream Big and Work Hard and you can achieve anything at Wilby
  • I love our school because there is so much sport and music
  • Everyone here tries their hardest
  • We all have a Growth Mindset here - we like to make mistakes so you can learn from them
  • Wilby school is so cool!
  • Our brains are fantastic - we can do anything!
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Art and Design

Access our Art Skills Progression chart HERE

Access our Design Skills Progression chart HERE

Access details of our Gold Arts Award HERE


Wilby Primary School holds the Gold Artsmark awarded by the Arts Council England.

Art and Design are considered to be an integral part of the Arts curriculum at Wilby –we provide exciting, high-quality learning opportunities for our children which sit firmly at the centre of everything we do. They bring cohesion to learning experiences from across the curriculum, enabling children to make sense of their experiences and to express how they feel about them


At Wilby Art/Design is taught to each year group by our Arts Lead. We provide children with a wide variety of Art/Design activities.  Each year the children build on the skills that they have learnt in the previous year. Our Arts Curriculum enables the children to find out about the work of different artists as well as developing their own artistic skills. Pupils have the opportunity to experiment with a range of mediums such as: sculpture, sewing, sketch pencils, charcoal, watercolours, oil pastels, acrylic paint and Batik.

The DT curriculum at Wilby enables the children to gain knowledge and understanding of materials, structures, controls and mechanisms. It also provides them with opportunities to develop their designing, enquiry, scientific and mathematical skills.

Our highly popular Art Club allows pupils to explore and extend their interests further by working on individual and group projects that utilise a variety of techniques.


Many of the art/design projects at Wilby are linked with others areas of the curriculum, for example a whole school project on ‘Keen to be Green’ inspired pupils to create a junk modelling fashion show

We like to celebrate the children’s artwork by displaying it within the classrooms and school hall as well as encouraging pupils to take part in regional art shows/competitions such as Young Artist East Anglia.