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Gilmorton Chandler Church of England Primary School

We Strive for excellence in everything we do, working under god’s guidance and endeavouring to enable all to flourish, Bear fruit and live well together.



What Art looks like at Gilmorton Chandler


Our art curriculum supports the aims and objectives of National Curriculum 2014. 


We believe that...

  • Everyone should be given the opportunity to learn about art.
  • Children can produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Children should be given the opportunity to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques improving their confidence and ability to control materials, tools and techniques.
  • We can enable children to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • Children can learn about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
  • Many cross-curricular links can be made through art to give a connected curriculum.
  • CPDL, based on research, enables us as practitioners to adapt our teaching to best benefit our pupils.  
  • Teachers need to have a strong, connected understanding of the material being taught.

The objectives of our Art curriculum enable children to:

  • develop their knowledge, skills and understandin.  We ensure that the act of investigating and making includes exploring and developing ideas, and evaluating and developing work. We do this best through a mixture of whole-class teaching and individual or group activities.
  • evaluate their own ideas and methods, and the work of others, and to say what they think and feel about them.
  • to work, by themselves and in collaboration with others, on projects in two and three dimensions, and at different scales using a wide range of materials and resources. 

Skills and knowledge to be developed throughout foundation stage and key stage one:

  • 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 
  • to learn 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.


Skills and knowledge to be developed throughout key stage two:

  • Develop techniques, including control and use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
  • create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas 
  • improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay] 
  • learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.