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  • An impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craft makers and designers.
  • The ability to draw confidently, use visual language skilfully, communicate fluently and explore and invent marks.
  • The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and skills.
  • To develop their creativity and originality.
  • A passion and commitment to art.
  • To provide children with a range of aspirational career choices.


  • Long term planning that is carefully tailored to the curriculum drivers whilst completing the National Curriculum Programme of study.
  • Chris Quigley Essential Curriculum Milestones used as a basis for planning.
  • Planning is differentiated by year groups in our mixed age classes and where appropriate consolidates skills, English and mathematics knowledge.
  • Specific vocabulary teaching within lessons.
  • Trips to art galleries to develop children’s cultural capital.
  • Links with Howsham Mill where outdoor art is a focus.
  • Close links with local artists to develop knowledge of being an artist


  • All children make good or better progress.
  • Confident, resilient learners.
  • Rich vocabulary that reflects their learning.
  • Children have a strong understanding of diversity in the world.
  • Improved cultural capital.

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