Curriculum Intent

As Clifton Artists, we will:
• Produce creative work, exploring our ideas and recording our 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.

As Clifton Artists, we will do this by:
Key stage 1
▪ using a range of materials creatively to design and make products
▪ using drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
▪ developing a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
▪ learning 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.

Key stage 2
▪ developing 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.
▪ creating sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
▪ improving their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
▪ learning about great artists, architects and designers in history

Curriculum Implementation

What does Art look like at Clifton?

Year 1 & 2:

Year 3 & 4:

Year 5 & 6:

Art Club

Curriculum Impact

Through the explicit teaching of art skills, both the teacher and the pupils continuously assess their learning throughout each lesson. Every child at Clifton School has their own art sketch book and evaluating their work is an integral part of our art lessons. From reception the children are encouraged to evaluate their own work identifying what has gone well and what could be improved.
Throughout their time at Clifton School each child will study Starry Night by Van Gogh and create their own interpretation on at least three occasions. This will provide a record of their progress in creative skills in Ks1, lower Ks2 and upper KS2 and will be collate in their art sketch books.
Art Club is held after school for approximately for one and a half terms and has about a quarter to a third of children taking part at different times.



Clifton’s Art Curriculum