We want our children to love art, feel confident in art and let them to explore their world around them. We believe that art and design are an important part of children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. It is an essential to develop our children’s ability to be creative, express their ideas and understanding and to work both individually and collaboratively with others. Through the six art units, the children will acquire a range of skills that ensures them to become confident artists with a sense of achievement, value the impact of art within their own lives and are able to reach their full potential. 

The aims of art at Chilton are:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • To become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture – 3D, printing, textiles and collage.
  • To use sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • To know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


Art is taught termly in blocks and every unit of work will give children the opportunity to study an artist, evaluate their work, learn and practise new skills and create a final piece of art using all the skills learn in that unit. Teachers use CUSP to inform their planning ensuring the skills are covered and link to previous units. CUSP also supports planning through clear examples of exemplification.  

The artists covered throughout the school are local, national and international artists giving a wide breath of styles to enhance the children's learning. 

Vocabulary is taught explicitly in order to allow children an opportunity to use this language in the lessons. We recap vocabulary and knowledge gained in each lesson to ensure retention and understanding.



  • At Chilton, pupil voice shows that pupils are confident and able to talk about what they have learnt in art using subject specific vocabulary.
  • Pupils enjoy art and are able to recall their learning over time.
  • Pupil’s work demonstrates that art is taught at an age appropriate standard across each year group.
  • Assessments are recorded and monitored after each unit and analysed.
  • Evidence of work is of a good standard and demonstrates pupils are acquiring knowledge, skills and vocabulary in an appropriate sequence.