Art is, for most children, a natural form of expression and a source of great pleasure. Art stimulates creativity and imagination. Understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts has the power to enrich our lives.

During their time in school, we encourage children to develop their creative and imaginative talents through learning skills and techniques, and using a number of materials and tools. Children are introduced to a wide variety of creative forms including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and printing, and they are taught to use materials and tools with precision and care.

Art books, for children to record and experiment in, are used throughout the school. They are also used to track progression and skills development. Displays throughout the school showcase and celebrate the development and progression in learning.

Children also learn to appreciate works of art and use artistic language to describe paintings, sculptures and other art forms. We regularly enrich our Art curriculum with visits to London’s art galleries and make direct links to a wide variety of art forms through class topics.

Whole School Curriculum Map