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Subject Essence

Essence of Art: At Ash Green Primary we want to engage, inspire and challenge pupils. We want them to use skills and knowledge to experiment, invent and create their own works of art.

What should we see children doing at Ash Green Primary in Art?

•             Produce creative work, exploring

•             Proficient in drawing, painting and sculpture techniques

•             Evaluate and analyse creative works

•             Know about great artists, craft and designers

Curriculum Content and Progression

Here at Ash Green Primary we follow the National Curriculum.

Key stage 1

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work

Key stage 2

Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history


Art Progression Document

Artists Covered

Art & DT Curriculum Statement

Policies and Supporting Documents
Helpful Links and Ideas

Art Ambassadors

At Ash Green, we pride ourselves on offering a vibrant, creative art curriculum, with the firm belief that our children’s ideas should be at the very heart of their learning. Therefore, we decided to set up a group of Art Ambassadors to enhance our art provision. We asked children to submit their creative entries to show us they could be true ambassadors who eloquently champion art. Twelve children from year 1-6 were selected to be part of the pupil-led group (supported by Mrs Parsons and Mrs Dykes) to harness the ideas of all children across school. The group meets every half term to generate new and exciting ideas that all our children benefit from. Have a look at the gallery to see their applications to be part of the team.

For more information, check out our Art Ambassadors page.

Art Competition

During our celebrations of the King’s Coronation, we ran an art competition across the school. Children had the opportunity to design crowns and create portraits of our new king. We were amazed at the wonderful entries! It was a tough job, but our art ambassadors picked out the winners.