Art Curriculum

At Blakesley Hall Primary School, we believe that high-quality Art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively, work independently and appreciate and create things of beauty.

The Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills progressively using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas.

Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists, such as Matisse, Pollock and Warhol. The skills they acquire are applied to their cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use them to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth; for example, by sketching historical artefacts in detail, portrait painting of historical figures and examining environmental issues such as plastic pollution.

At Blakesley Hall, we believe in the value of cultural capital and seek to build progressively upon children’s experiences, knowledge and vocabulary of art in its broadest sense as well as Art as a subject. We strive to allow children the freedom to express themselves creatively, whilst being able to measure their progress and reflect upon the context in which something has been created.

We want the children leave our school with an appreciation of the importance of creativity and the vocabulary and skills to explore their world with confidence.