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Art Intent


At Fleet Infant School Art forms an important part of the curriculum. We believe art education stimulates creativity and imagination whilst giving the child unique opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. Art is not just taught in a designated Art lesson, but wherever appropriate, it is linked to topics and the wider curriculum as it gives children the opportunities to bring topics to life.


Our intent for our Art curriculum is to engage and inspire children to develop a love of Art and Design and the creative process. We want our children to competently and creatively apply the knowledge and skills taught to create their own works of art, craft and design using a range of media. We also want our children to evaluate and to begin to think critically about their own artwork, and the work of artists that have shaped our history and culture. 


In Key Stage 1 the children will explore a range of materials in 2D and 3D. They will draw, paint, print and sculpture materials such as clay to develop techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Children will also create artwork digitally. Throughout the year, the children will have opportunities to exhibit their work. 

In the Autumn term, the children in Year 2 develop the sketching techniques explored in Year 1. They use texture and shading to sketch objects from life. They evaluate and reproduce the works of famous illustrators such as Quentin Blake. Finally, they apply their skills to dragon sketches.

In the Autumn term, Year 1 learn how to use chalk and oil pastels. They look at the works of Cezanne and Georgia O Keefe as inspiration for their own drawings.

Art Skills and Topic Overview

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