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Statement of Intent

It is our belief that all children should have access to the Arts in order to foster a lifelong love and appreciation of this subject. We strive to present children with a diverse range of experiences, so that they can experience the Arts from different cultures and periods of historical significance. At Finchale our children experience the Arts through the Music and Art National Curriculum subjects supported by participation in a range of events, visits and performances provided by the school. We encourage pupils to explore the Arts beyond school and celebrate the skills they develop beyond the classroom as well as those developed within school, for example in our ‘Finchale’s Got Talent’ event. We believe this encourages children to appreciate and try a wider range of activities.

Art Statement of Intent

The aim of our Art curriculum is to ensure that children’s own experiences will result in them being able to use the visual elements of Art confidently, in their own work. We also expect children to be able to look at an image or a piece of art and to have an understanding of it, not just react to it. We equip them with the skills required to have an understanding of the language of art and design. This enables them to describe what they see in detail and to provide evidence for their observations.

We are currently working on developing a progressive Art curriculum across KS1 and KS2 which will enable the children to build on their skills year on year and to have the opportunity to learn about many art forms and artists.


In the Autumn term each class will be looking at the following in Art.

Year 1- Exploring drawing, sculpture, painting, sculpture, printing and collage.


Year 2- Exploring drawing, painting and sculpture while looking at Asian elephants, African adventures and Australian animals.


Year 3- Exploring and creating Cave Art using Sketches, charcoal and water colours.


Year 4- Exploring Greek plates and European Art.


Year 5- Exploring Viking Art.


Year 6- Exploring WWI artists and recreating art in the style of Paul Nash. They will also be exploring propaganda art and creating their own art inspired by the poem, 'In Flanders Fields.'