At Heytesbury School, our intent for Art is to engage, inspire and challenge children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design. As our children progress through the school, they will know how art and design contributes to our culture and creativity and how it has shapes our history. This more rigorous understanding of art and design will allow them to produce creative work, analysis and evaluate creative works and have the opportunity to become proficient in drawing, painting, and sculpture.


What is taught in Art?

Art is taught over three terms each academic year over a two or three year rolling program, enabling all national curriculum objectives to be taught and explored. Children are given the opportunity to work creatively using a range of different media to explore drawing, painting and sculpture.

Beginning in early years, children will explore with colour and colour mixing and be able to express emotions through drawing. Through key stage 1 and 2 the children will learn about six different artists, past and present, and use their techniques to increase their own skills and ideas.


What will my child learn? 

Key Stage 1

Children will be taught:

- to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

- to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

- to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

- about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.


Key stage 2

Children will be taught:

- to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

- to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

- to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

- about great artists, architects and designers in history.