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Bilton Infant School‘Be the best we can be’

Welcome toBilton Infant School‘Be the best we can be’


What do we want our curriculum to achieve?

 Generate ideas

  • Recognise that ideas can be expressed through art
  • Enjoy trying out different activities and make both informed, and intuitive  choices about what to do next
  • Use drawing to record and discover ideas and experiences


  • Opportunity to try out a range of materials & processes 
  • Use materials purposefully to achieve particular characteristics or qualities


  • An interest in and the ability to describe the work of other art creations
  • Take pleasure in the work they have created and see that it gives other people pleasure
  •  Express clear preferences & give reasons when looking at creative work

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Begin to feel confident to express a preference
  • Begin to build knowledge of what different materials and techniques can offer 
  • Work at different scales, alone and in groups


    How do we fulfil this?

    Our KS1 Art curriculum is organised into blocks with each block covering a particular set of artistic disciplines, including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, 3D and collage.


    Vertical progression in each discipline has been deliberately woven into the fabric of the curriculum so that pupils can revisit key disciplines throughout their learning journey at increasing degrees of challenge and complexity.


    In addition to the core knowledge required to be successful within each discipline, the curriculum outlines key aspects of artistic development in the Working Artistically section. Each module will focus on developing different aspects of these competencies. 


    Working artistically

    Shape is a flat (2D) area surrounded by an outline or edgeLines are used to show movement and mood.Colour is used to convey atmosphere and mood.Value is the intensity of colour and depends on the amount of white added.Artists use form when they create sculptures. These are 3D shapesTexture is the look and feel of a surface.Space in artwork makes a flat image look like it has form.


    Central to the learning modules are activities designed to develop pupils’ oracy and vocabulary skills to enable them to use artistic language meaningfully when talking about their work and the work of others.

    Yr1 Learning Modules

    • Y1 Drawing Block A:  explore materials & tools for mark making
    • Y1 Painting Block B:  explore mark making with paint using primary colours
    • Y1 Printmaking Block C:  explore resist & relief block printing, negative stencils & clay slabs
    • Y1 Textiles Block D: explore weaving with natural & man-made materials. Explore wrap, tie, knot & peg techniques for fabric dying.
    • Y1 3D Block E:  use natural & man made materials.  Create plaster casts from clay impressions.
    • Y1 Collage Block F:  explore the visual & tactile qualities of natural & man made objects.


    Learning Modules