Art has no borders! It allows you to communicate all over the world.


All pupils are able to take part in a range of artistic activities that seek to develop children’s creativity, imagination and improve their self-esteem. We do this through exploring famous artists, architects and designers, and developing skills in through a range of mediums.

The Importance of Art

Through art children have an excellent opportunity to communicate their inner thoughts and feelings through a range of media. It is a known fact that art is a therapeutic experience for many enabling children to express themselves as well as promoting physical co-ordination and wellbeing. 

“Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. High-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design” Primary National Curriculum England 2014 

“As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.” Primary National Curriculum England 2014


Grove Vale aims to:

Give children a chance to develop their artistic creativity in a range of enrichment activities. For example, through the creation of costumes and props for the end of year play. 

  • Through working with an external artist, targeted children are able to develop their skills in a range of different artistic mediums with the close support of a professional, experienced and passionate artist. 
  • Lunchtime and after school clubs to maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement in this area by teaching new techniques and skills

The National Curriculum for art and design to ensure that all pupils: 

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences 
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques 
  • Evaluate and analyse creative work 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.


Curriculum Coverage 

Here at Grove Vale, we follow the Programmes of Study for Art as outlined in the National Curriculum for Key Stage One and Two. The curriculum coverage is mapped out on our Long Term planning matrix and we take a whole school approach to our Art Curriculum using the progression documents and focusing on one Art technique each half term, personalising it to our class theme. 

The techniques of Art will be covering are: 

  • Drawing 
  • Painting 
  • Printing 
  • Collage 
  • 3D 
  • Textiles 

As a school we have mapped out the techniques and skills we will be covering each term. As a school we will focus on the same strand each term and we will be able to monitor clear progression from Reception to Year 6.