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At Christopher Rawlins we recognise that Art stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and enables pupils to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world and around them. It enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel, think through the use of colour, texture, form pattern and different materials and processes. We encourage children to explore ideas and meanings through the work of a range of artists. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life at different times and in different cultures.

Characteristics of an Artist:

  • use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

  • use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

  • develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

  • 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.

  • develop their techniques, including their control and their 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.

  • to 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

Art curriculum units by term

KS1 art curriculum by unit 

Year 3/4 art curriculum by unit 

Year 5/6 art curriculum by unit

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