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Redhill Primary School

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At Redhill, we believe that Art is a way to learn more about ourselves and the world that we are connected to, both in terms of the world in which we live today and the cultural and artistic strings of thought that link us to the peoples who have lived before us. 


Art at Redhill begins with an appreciation of the work of real artists, both living and dead, local and international, and encourages the children in our school to think critically.  It asks them to consider for themselves the meaning and story woven into pieces of art, whether they be paintings, sculptures, ceramics or textiles, and understand how important it is for them to think artistically, making judgements about colour, form, shape and message.  By learning about particular famous artists, pupils become more aware of some of the key artistic movements that are our artistic heritage and by engaging with local artists the children come to understand the place that art can have in shaping the world around them. 


Following a progressive and broad curriculum of techniques and styles, teachers at Redhill link the art they teach to the wider storybook curriculum, providing a real context for learning and, through enterprise and show-casing events, give children a real purpose for the art that they produce.  The inclusion of ICT as a way of both experiencing and producing art provides further strong links to another subject area, developing children’s graphic and design skills. 


Art at Redhill helps children of all ages develop their motor, language and social skills while providing a different context in which risk-taking, experimentation, self-expression and creative problem-solving can be developed and celebrated.  Art lessons encourage children of all ages to open their eyes and minds a little wider, observing the world in greater detail and with a developing appreciation of what the visual arts can tell us about the world we have inherited and how we can shape the space around us.

Redhill Curriculum: Art Overview


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


African art

Choose particular colour paints to use for a purpose

Represent events, people and objects through sketching

Say what they like about theirs and others’ artwork


Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques.

Experiment with colour, design, texture, form and function

Compare two or more pieces of art and explain which one they prefer and why

Land Art - Andy Goldsworthy

Develop own ideas by selecting materials and processes that interest them

Make decisions about how media and materials can be combined and changed

Evaluate their own work and explain what they could change next time

Year 1

Drawing and painting

Digital media project

Van Gogh

Drawing and painting

Printing project

Art of Africa

Van Gogh

Drawing and painting

Malleable material

Textile project

Year 2

Painting seascapes Printing Outdoor art and textiles

Year 3

Printing techniques

Digital art

Stone-age age

Textile art

Messages in portraits

Joseph Wright

Drawing and mark making


Roman art

Year 4

Viking artwork and patterns

Pencils, pastels, charcoals and other media to show texture.

Multi-colour printing.

Wayne Thiebaud

Exploring different types of brush.

Integrating digital images into art.

 Alaskan Landscapes

Totem poles – clay


Pencils, pastels, charcoals and other media to show texture.

Year 5

Painting to represent depth and layers

Scanning, saving and altering images

Frida Kahlo

Diego Rivera

Georges Seurat

Shading to create mood and feeling

William Morris

Dying and decorating textiles
Multi-layered printing

Year 6

Henry Moore

line, tone, shape and colour to represent movement


more complex sculptures

combining images from a range of ICT sources

Painting with purposeful composition

Key Three


Redhill Arts Week 2022: Arts Trail

Pupil View

Art Co-Ordinators

If you have any questions about this area of the curriculum, please feel free to get in touch with one of the co-ordinators either through Class Dojo or by contacting the school office.