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Bolton St Catherine's Academy

Bolton St Catherine's Academy


“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.”

Keith Haring, Artist

Using the National Curriculum as a basis for our own teaching and learning of art we aim to ensure all children:

  • 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 works 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

Starting in the Early Years, children are encouraged to be creative and begin their journey of learning about art and how to be an artist following the guidance in the Development Matters document.

In Key Stage 1 and 2 the children complete three art blocks over the year where they explore a range of artists and art and craft techniques before completing a final piece of art work. Our art topics are designed to engage, inspire and challenge all children, so they develop knowledge and skills in order to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

Whenever possible, art and craft challenges are interwoven with other curriculum areas, allowing the children to further use and develop their skills and understanding.

 Yearly Curriculum Overview

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1 0 Colour Chaos 0 Nature Sculptures 0 LS Lowry
Year 2 Portraits 0 Fabricate 0 Landscapes and Cityscapes 0
Year 3 0 Autumn 0 British Art 0 Bodies
Year 4 Fruit and Vegetables 0 European Art and Artists 0 Insects 0
Year 5 0 Ancient Greece 0 South and Central American 0 Plants and Flowers
Year 6 Wildlife Birds 0 The Seaside 0 North American 0