Art Ambition:

At Buckton Fields Primary School, we provide all children the opportunity to engage with a range of techniques and artistic media, allowing them to develop creativity and build confidence. Whilst honing their individual creativity and expressing themselves through their creations, children will build an understanding and evaluate the role that the visual arts hold, including how it give individuals a voice, celebrates culture and brings joy.

Their own artwork is celebrated and shared within our school through displays, individual artwork and sketch books. Furthermore, our children have opportunities to enjoy projects with an artist-in-residence alongside other experiences, which are both inspiring and memorable and further highlight the positive impact art can have on people and the community.


Art Implementation:

Art is implemented within each year groups curriculum and focuses on progressive skills required to develop as an artist. Our coverage includes:

  • Drawing and sketchbooks
  • Print, colour and collage
  • Working in three dimensions
  • Paint, surface and texture
  • Critical reflection and articulation
  • Collaboration and community

Each element of the curriculum has a progressive set of skills and knowledge that can be selected to enhance and support their learning in their wider curriculum. Staff track and monitor the progress their class makes through each artistic skill, to ensure that the children’s artistic abilities progress year-on—year. A progressive skill based curriculum also enables staff to further challenge or support children where necessary to ensure all children have the personal learning journeys that encourage their best artistic outcomes. In addition, through our curriculum children learn about the work and techniques of famous Artists across the world and celebrate this within their own masterpieces.


Art Impact:

Our Art curriculum gives children at Buckton Fields the creative edge by immersing them in an environment that emphasises the importance of the arts and its positive impact it can have on people and the community. Our children’s confidence to be creative is encouraged through experiences that are beyond the norm and their exceptional outcomes are demonstrated throughout our creative, art-rich environment.