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At Courthill Infant School we believe that art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of
human creativity. Our Art curriculum aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them
with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and

Our curriculum enables children to develop the skills in drawing, painting, craft and design
techniques whilst at the same time exploring and evaluating the works of great artists, craft makers
and designers of the past and present.


In Foundation the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in which they work
towards Early Learning Goals in Expressive Art and Design. They are given opportunities to explore
materials. They are taught how to handle paintbrushes, use printing tools, mix colours and handle
sculpting materials.


Children in Key Stage One follow the National Curriculum. The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural
  • development of their art forms.


Please see the long term plans below to see how art is taught at Courthill. If you would like to know more about the art curriculum, please contact Mrs Wright via the school office, or take a look at the Art National Curriculum.


Here are some useful websites if you would like to get creative at home: