Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Art and Design

Art and Design provides children with the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas in a visual or tactile form. It facilitates and ignites the children’s imaginations and acts as a fundamental means of personal expression, giving children opportunities to experiment with colour, shape, pattern, composition and texture.


Children explore and develop their ideas within an inclusive and supportive environment. Through a mixture of experimentation and planning children formulate their own style and approach to art and design. Children learn a vast toolkit of techniques as well as a growing awareness of the history of art and diverse cultures. We believe that all children should fulfil their artistic potential and can enjoy art as a result of encouragement, experience and collaboration.


Respect - learning about the history of art, art from different cultures and respected artists. Thinking about the feelings of the artist and how they are expressing themselves. 

Curiosity - Exploring and experimenting using a variety of methods and materials. Bringing them together to create different effects. 

Creativity - Developing techniques, using different materials and expressing their ideas and feelings. 

Kindness - Evaluating and sharing positive and productive feedback. 

Resilience - Developing their own ideas by researching, planning, developing and evaluating. 

Teamwork - Working together to share ideas, techniques and develop ideas. 

Art and Design Curriculum Video

Collagraphy - Year 1 

Greek pots and temples - Year 5 

Inuit Stencil Art - Year 6