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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 KS1 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?

  • Each year group study 6 projects, one for each half term

  • The plan for each year 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

  • During every art lesson through conversation with pupils, promote key words, ideas and phrases







Our children will be able to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form with:

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