How art links to our school vision.


Our inclusive curriculum aims to:

…strengthen and embody the belief that art is a valuable way of communicating with the world and of expressing thoughts and feelings. Through our art curriculum we intend to stimulate creativity and inventiveness whilst giving children unique opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially.




Our holistic, child-centred curriculum aims to:

…take inspiration from other artists and makers showing children how art is a way of documenting and preserving history. Art tells a story about society and culture, and shows us different perspectives on the world we live in. Through sharing and talking about art work we aim to show the children how to respect other ways of working and thinking. We firmly believe in the value of art as a way of giving children the space they need to follow their own ideas and to allow their own individuality to shine through.


Our carefully sequenced, balanced, interconnected curriculum aims to:

…set out a knowledge and skills based curriculum to ensure that all children feel confident to try out new ideas, knowing that their efforts will be valued. Art builds resilience through experimentation. By working on previously leant skills children will develop an understanding of the techniques which they can use to express their ideas, emotions and thoughts. In both creating and talking about art children will enhance their language skills and become reflective and curious in their learning.



Our exciting, memorable curriculum aims to:

…show that art is a way of celebrating our wonderful young people. As such we intend to display work, for everyone to share, throughout the school.  By inviting in local artists and holding themed Art Days we will encourage children to see art as part of the whole community and as an important part of their everyday lives.

At Christ Church we recognise the importance of nurturing creativity within our pupils. The arts stimulate imagination, creativity, thinking and an understanding of diverse art forms both within and beyond the children’s learning environment. We aim to foster a life-long interest in the arts. We provide our pupils with opportunities to develop and express ideas through the making and presenting of artworks. We aim to help our pupils become critically aware and to respond to their own, and to other’s work.

Pupils have the opportunity to work on a variety of techniques such as drawing and painting, collage, textile, 3D design, printmaking and digital media. Pupils will also look at the work of a variety of artists of different movements and media. Art weeks have proved to be a thoroughly valuable experience for all of our pupils, teachers and parents, and have demonstrated our commitment to the Arts within the local community. We invite artists to come in to work alongside the pupils.

The art and design curriculum stimulates creativity and imagination.  Pupils use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials to communicate what they see, feel and think.


INTENT (Learn).

To build an Art curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills.

To design a curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding in exploring and investigating, creating and evaluating artwork as set out in the National Curriculum so that children can reach and exceed their potential at Christ Church CE Primary School and beyond.

To build an Art curriculum that gives pupils a clear purpose for their artwork.

To design, and resource, a self-sufficient art curriculum which enables pupils to create art work with a real purpose in terms of displaying and sharing the work they create.


Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum

Teaching and Learning shows progression across all key stages within the strands of Art.

Educational Visits/Visitors

Where applicable links to art will be made to develop the children’s learning experiences.


IMPACT (Flourish).

Children will achieve age related expectations in Art at the end of their cohort year.

Children will retain knowledge about their focus artists for each unit of work.

Children will understand what being an ‘artist’ means.

Added range and quality of art resources will lead to improvements in the quality of the artwork the pupils are able to produce.