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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?

    • Learning builds upon the previous skills learnt with time for repeated practice

    • Structured learning balanced with space for personal exploration

    • Accumulation of technical skills in the main artform areas (drawing, sketchbooks, sculpture, painting, printmaking, and design) and with a variety of media

    • Through conversation, promote key words, ideas and phrases

    • Enable children time to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form with:

    1. Traditional skills balanced with experimental work
    2. Small scale work balanced with large scale work
    3. Quiet reflective study balanced with active, dynamic work
    4. Individual work balanced with group work
    5. 2D work balanced with 3D work
    6. Study of historical ‘great’ artists balanced with contemporary artists
    7. Female & male creative role models