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 Art Subject Leader - Miss L Robinson 

Art & Design

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.

At Girnhill Infant School we teach Art & Design through the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum, setting high ambitions and expectations for all pupils ensuring strong cross curricular links are made.

  • 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


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. A series of lessons will follow a specific teaching sequence that allows children to focus on a specific artist and skill, considering the subject specific vocabulary, practising the taught skill, applying the taught skill and evaluating learning using the subject specific vocabulary.


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