Art

At Girnhill Infant School we provide a high-quality art and design education, which engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children are taught to think critically and evaluate their work and the work of others. Children are taught how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

We are ambitious in our expectations of all pupils, ensuring strong cross curricular links are made to develop children holistically:

In EYFS

  • Children will be introduced to subject specific vocabulary that an artist would use in order to talk about and evaluate their art work and the work of others.
  • Children will interpret and present like an artist in order to explore and record their ideas.
  • Children will learn, work and talk like an artist in order to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.

In KS1:

  • Children will be introduced to subject specific vocabulary that an artist would use in order to critically analyse and evaluate their art work and the work of others.
  • Children will research, interpret and present like an artist in order to explore and record their ideas, knowing about great artists, craft makers and designers.
  • Children will learn, work and talk like an artist in order to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.