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We are now offering Wrap Around with Extended Hours from 8:45am - 3:15pm = 6 hours/day (there will be an additional charge of £2.00/day from 2:45pm - 3:15pm)


 Art Subject Leader - Mrs F. Golec 

Art & Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education will 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. Children will engage in conversation describing their art and the art of others.

At Girnhill Infant School we aim for all our children to:

  • Be introduced to subject specific vocabulary that an artist would use
  • Use subject specific vocabulary to talk like an artist
  • Use subject specific vocabulary and definitions that an artist would use
  • Research, interpret and present like an artist
  • Learn, work and talk like an artist


Children are taught a range of art techniques under the principles of the six main art skills: painting, drawing, printing, crafting, sculpting and using technology.

At Girnhill Infant School:

  • We plan using the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum
  • We enhance the curriculum using progression grids
  • Subject progression grids are used to develop long term planning
  • Teachers use the long term planning to plan units of work and deliver individual lessons


Our Art and Design progression grid outlines the skills, knowledge and vocabulary that pupils are expected to learn during their time in school. We approach all of our learning using Rosenshine’s principles to support our pupils to know more and remember more of their curriculum and ensure that learning is secure before they move on to new information or skills. 

  • Part of:Inspire
  • Aspire Teaching School
  • Healthy School
  • Ofsted Good Provider
  • Sports Mark