SHINE in Art


We will provide a variety of exclusive opportunities that permit children to explore the world of Art. Through the progression and mastery of skills in a variation of styles and materials, beginning at the very start of school in Nursery extending to Year 6. We aim for children to mature as young competent artists. 


We will ensure all children from all cultures and backgrounds have the opportunity to express their inner voice and are enhance their fluency in art – the universal language. We will reflect on pupil voice, parent feedback and staff viewpoints to guarantee art blooms the flower of happiness in our children.


We will pledge that Art teaching will not only educate and challenge pupils but also inspire. We  provide a variety of extended learning opportunities, inked to real life achievements, such as Artwork being displayed in our very own SHINE Art gallery, creating artwork for a specific purpose or using art as a tool to expand our community links.  


The Art curriculum at Bantock is carefully planned so that children are exposed to creators from different genders and a variety of cultures. This allows children to develop a wider understanding, celebrate diversity and promotes community cohesion. We provide children with opportunities to enter Art competitions and after school Art opportunities. We have Art ambassador team where children put forward their outlooks on our current and future provisions. 


Art lessons are Bantock have set a set structure (explore, experiment, create, share and evaluate) to ensure that during each topic children develop a secure understanding. The lessons planned to ensure that appropriate scaffolding and challenge is present in all our lessons. We further monitor progress to set realistic targets to support children achieve their goal so that they can successfully progress in their journey. Over the years, as children progress, they are able think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Art and design. Our high-quality teaching equips children with the secure knowledge and appropriate skills to invent and opens the option of contributing to the culture, creativity, and wealth of our nation.  


At Bantock Primary School, we believe that art is an essential part of the curriculum and we trust that art offers opportunities for the children to explore, express and communicate their feelings whilst gaining experiences of the wider world. Through experiencing the arts, children develop their creativity, self-esteem and confidence. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think, through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. They learn to make informed judgements, and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enrich all our lives ​
“A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.” National Curriculum 2013. 


Curriculum Overview

Progression in Skills

Pupil entitlement 
All children regardless of gender, race, culture, background and ability have an entitlement to arts education at an appropriate and challenging level. To ensure that children experience high standards of success, creative development needs to be taught with regards to children’s abilities to ensure progress.  

Through arts teaching all children:  
are motivated, inspired and challenged 
are offered a range of resources to meet their needs and develop skills and use a range of materials and techniques competently  
are given diverse and creative teaching styles  
find enjoyment in creative Art and see themselves as artists  
find a sense of purpose, achievement and fulfilment in artistic expression within a multicultural society  
feel able to express their ideas and feelings through imaginative creation in both two and three dimensions  
develop an appropriate vocabulary to help them understand and discuss their own work and that of others  
appreciate and evaluate the work of a range of artists from their own and other cultures.

Art Teaching Sequence
Part 1 – Explore
Part 2 – Experiment
Part 3 – Create
Part 4 – Share and Evaluate