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At Faringdon infant school we recognise that Art is a vital part of children’s education by stimulating  curiosity, creativity and imagination. This links firmly with our learning muscles values and self-reflection aims as young learners.  We believe that Art provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. We use the inside and outside environment to help explore art around us and enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form.

We continually develop the children’s experiences in art to explore ideas and meanings through sequences of lessons that are challenging and inspiring following the National Curriculum.  Our lessons feature time to observe, experiment, express and review our work and the work of others. We enjoy exploring the work of a range of recognised artists and have work displayed around school created with a visiting artist too.



The skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each art topic are mapped across each year group and throughout the school to ensure progression. Art takes place weekly and is collected together at the end of a block to capture the skills, experiences and progress covered during this time.

Where possible, each block/ unit of work aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • have the opportunity to record from first-hand experience and observation.  
  • develop opportunities for imagination and creativity.
  • have the opportunity to experiment with new and developing skills and techniques.
  • develop the ability to control tools, materials and techniques
  • experience a range of artists and develop reflection in pieces of work.
  • develop vocabulary associated with art and artists.
  • develop increasing confidence and enjoyment in expression and discussion of art and artists.
  • has constructive verbal feedback to support further progression and development.
Curriculum Provision map

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