Maggie Mackie

Dorking Road, Chilworth. Surrey, GU4 8NP

01483 562 476

info@chilworth.surrey.sch.uk

Chilworth Church of England

Infant School & Nursery

Curriculum in focus- Art and Design

Art inspires one of the highest forms of creativity and is life enhancing. Pupils should be introduced to a wide range of Artists and techniques whilst exploring their own artist expression through exploring different mediums.

Our art curriculum is taught as part of our foundation subjects, building on clearly defined skills. We have several books of resources to assist our teaching of art and these give a range of activities and songs to support our teaching. Our creative weeks additionally provide extra opportunities to explore a range of artists and paintings.

Chilworth Infant School – skills progression in art

Year 1 Year 2
Exploring and Developing Ideas
  • Record and explore ideas from first hand observation, experience and imagination.
  • Ask and answer questions about the starting points for their work and develop their ideas
  • Explore the difference and similarities within the work of artists, craftspeople and designers in different times and cultures.
  • Record and explore ideas from first hand observation, experience and imagination.
  • Ask and answer questions about the starting points for their work and develop their ideas.
  • Explore the difference and similarities within the work of artists, craftspeople and designers in different times and cultures
Evaluating and Developing Work
  • Review what they and others had done and say what they think and feel about it.
  • Identify what they might change in their current work or develop in in their future work.
  • Review what they and others had done and say what they think and feel about it.
  • Identify what they might change in their current work or develop in in their future work.
Drawing
  • Use a variety of tools, including pencils, rubbers, crayons, pastels, felt tips charcoal ballpoints chalk and other dry media.
  • Use a sketchbook to gather and collect artwork.
  • Begin to explore the use of line shape and colour.
  • Layer different media crayons, [pastels, felt tips, charcoal and ballpoint.
  • Draw for a sustained period of time using real objects
  • Experiment with the visual elements, line shape pattern and colour
Painting
  • Use a variety of tools and techniques · Mix and match colours
  • Make marks in print with a variety of objects
  • Use a variety of tools and techniques
  • Mix and match colours · Make marks in print with a variety of objects
3D Sculpture
  • Manipulate clay in a variety of ways
  • Experiment with form and line
  • Manipulate clay in a variety of ways and for different purposes eg pots, models.