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Ellen Wilkinson
Primary School

Art & Design


Our Vision:

Here at Ellen Wilkinson, our vision is... 

How we teach Art & Design:

How we ensure access for all:

How we develop cultural capital:

How we know your child is succeeding:

How you can support your child:


Art and DT at EWPS

Children invest time and effort in their art and DT (design and technology) and there is nothing more rewarding than observing the look of joy and sense of pride when a child has his or her art or DT work on display. We value our children’s work as much as they do and encourage all of our children with their creative ability.


Art Club - UEL Exhibition 2019 

The Art Club completed their 'Future fashions' exhibition costume. It is now on display at at Art Matters gallery in the University of East London. This exhibition piece took several weeks of dedicated art skills  from the Art Club students  and  the image of their art work has been used across the borough to promote the Art Matters exhibition. 


Working with our Nigerian partner school Hallmark Primary School. 



We worked with children from Nigeria to create landscapes based on David Hockney's   artwork. The children initially created simple sketches  and then used wax and tjantang to reproduce the sketch on calico. They then used bright brusho colours to paint their landscapes. 


How we teach Art and DT

During art lessons - which are taught in focus weeks - we encourage children to discover the creative potential of different media. Children experiment with graded pencils and different types of paint in all classes. Sketch books are used to show how the children have developed their techniques with drawing and painting.

Design and Technology

 Within this subject the children consider the following points:

  • Purpose - What is it for? Who is it for?

  • Plan - investigate what the product looks like/will look like.

  • Make and create

  • Evaluate, adapt and test - Does it meet the purpose?

DART (DT and Art) week focuses on a particular theme. Within this theme children explore with art media and also create a DT element. In previous years we have observed the work of different artists and have made furniture that is purposeful and art work to capture a particular moment in time.   



Year 5 making chair-o-planes. 


How we know your child is succeeding?

Children show that they have developed their skills by using the techniques taught for example where to position facial features when drawing a portrait.

Verbal feedback is given during art and DT lessons so pupils can evaluate their work and make changes. The success criteria or ‘musts’ are displayed and read so the children can achieve the outcomes. Pupils show that they are succeeding by reflecting on their work either verbally or through a written comment.

Curriculum map and key documents

If you would like to find out more information please contact:

Sudha Sreedharan

Art Leader