Trinity Church of England Primary School


Art & Design

At Trinity Primary School, we believe that a high quality art, craft and design education will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to participate in, experiment with, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. The children learn to improve their mastery of art and design techniques by learning about colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes. Through their active participation pupils will learn to explore their imagination, generate ideas, acquire skills and apply judgement. They learn to recognise the achievements of artists, designers and craftspeople from many different times and cultures. By enriching the children’s personal expression, cultural understanding, creative and practical responses we can promote imaginative risk taking providing solutions to our material, emotional, social and virtual worlds.

At Trinity Primary School the youngest children in Nursery are encouraged to use mark making to explore colour and line and learn how they can be changed. They are encouraged to express feelings through their art and mark making and capture experiences and responses with a wide range of media. This is further developed in Reception, where children begin to create simple representations of events, people and objects, choosing particular colours and textures for their purpose. As the children progress through school, art experiences are built upon so the children can make decisions about their approach to different challenges. We use sketchbooks to help children to develop their ideas and to show and assess progression in their artistic ability. Drawing skills are used to support many other subjects and as such are very important aspects of how the children record their knowledge visually, so these skills are valued throughout the curriculum. 

Trinity Art Overview

Art and Design Progression Map