Art Subject Overview 22-23

Art Progression

Art Policy 2022/ 2023

Our goal for Art education is to help children develop enthusiasm for expressing their thoughts and feelings through their creations, influenced by a range of diverse artists and techniques.


This can be shown through our three Big Ideas:

  • Experimentation: I am an artist because I like to use different techniques on their own or combined to create artistic pieces based on skills I have learnt and am developing. 

  • Expression: I am an artist because I like to show and express my feelings, thoughts and ideas through my pieces of work, and I can explain my artistic process to you and the reasoning behind my choices

  • Inspiration: I am an artist because I like to study and focus on other artists work, and use this to help me create and develop my own skills, using ideas from others to influence how I create something


Miss Lemmings is our Art lead. Please contact her via the school office (01772 653600) with any queries or questions.

05.12.22: Our children have been working really hard on some “Winter Artwork” for you to see in the hall and in Church using different artistic skills, and we are also showcasing some Christmas card designs from Reception and around school. 


03.10.22: Check out our most recent Harvest Artwork display in St. Michael’s Church, with pieces made by children of all year groups!


Why is Art and Design important at Grimsargh St Michael’s?


We value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.

Art is everywhere, and can link into every subject. To be aware of this the children are given many opportunities to express themselves in different ways, drawing on their own strengths and continuing to provide learning in a diverse and apt way for each individual child.

What does Art and Design look like at Grimsargh?


It is an integral part of the school and links to many other subjects taught in our broad curriculum. Pupils are encouraged to explore their thoughts and ideas through their imagination.

Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding by having opportunities to practise their skills.

They learn about the achievements of artists, designers and crafts people from many different times and cultures and are encouraged to share their ideas and evaluate their learning through a critical lens.



Art and Design is planned carefully to allow children from Foundation stage up to Year 6, exposure to a range of skills, building and mastering techniques so by the end of their time with us, will be proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other forms of art and design techniques.  

End of year expectations and detailed progression maps for the whole school, support accurate assessment in art and ensure a dynamic and exciting curriculum is offered.


The National Curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

How does Art link to our School Vision?


‘Let your light shine before all so that they see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.’

                      (Matthew 5:16)

We nurture creativity through our thinking and express this through our Art. Pupils are encouraged to take time to reflect and question and develop a sense of awe and wonder.

Our community of adults and pupils celebrate and value the art work displayed throughout the school. Pupils are given opportunity to experiment, deepen their understanding and celebrate their achievements.

Links to Christian and British Values


The British values and the Spiritual, Moral and Social and Cultural Development form an integral part of the Art Curriculum.

Each pupil has the opportunity to learn about different cultures and reflect on their learning. Pupils develop an awareness of different cultures and cultivates tolerance.

It sparks a love of learning and deep critical and creative thinking. The Art Curriculum allows children to think responsibly about how they impact the world around them.

It allows teamwork and build resilience through a range of activities. Creating and sharing artworks fosters a deep level of respect and nurtures a love of life and expression.