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New Waltham Academy Pupil Voice

Art & Design


We value the views of our pupils and hold termly informal chats with groups of pupils from EYFS - Year 6 to hear what they think about each subject. We worked with mixed groups of children so that we get opinions and ideas from throughout the school.



February 2024


In our pupil voice this term, we focused on what the children enjoy about their art lessons. Teachers also held discussions with the children about what they had voiced previously (see February 2023) and actions subject leaders have made, to act upon some of these things. Children understand that leaders cannot change everything, but that their voice and opinions are taken into consideration.

 February 2023

‘It is a fun thing to do at school and home.’

‘You can do what you want, like pictures of animals.

 ‘ It keeps us calm and it’s a good form of mindfulness’

‘ I like doing art because I like painting and colouring’

‘ I like doing printing’

I like doing it at school’

‘ If you are stressed it can make you wind down, I think it’s relaxing.’



What would you like to do more of in Art and Design?


‘ I would like to do more sketching and shading. Maybe motion and action drawings’

‘I would like to do more Robin pictures and painting’

‘I would like to do more experimenting with textures. I would also like to do more re-creating famous paintings in the style of famous artist.’

First, we discussed the question 'What is Art & Design?' and we collected our thoughts and ideas. We gathered these together by working collaboratively and created a word cloud using all of the words that we associate with art and design. These ideas are displayed below: