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"All children are artists" – Pablo Picasso

At Colvestone, we believe that art plays a crucial role in a child’s holistic development, nurturing their creativity, emotional intelligence, and cognitive abilities while providing and outlet for self-expression and enjoyment.

Children are given many opportunities to develop skills knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways. Through our rich and extensive whole school topics children use their creative imagination to achieve their potential.

  • Sketchbooks are provided for children from Year 3 to Year 6, to record and express their ideas. Floor books are used in EYFS, Year 1 and 2 to collate children’s work.
  • Children are given opportunities to visit museums and galleries in their local area and Central London to gain insights into history, culture and society through art on display.
  • Work is celebrated through sharing assemblies, WOW days and topic related activities such as posters, illustrations in the form of graphic novels etc etc.
  • Art week which culminates in exhibitions or displays of pupil’s work.

Our termly focus is:

  • Autumn 1- Drawing and painting – Portraiture

                                 - Product design – textiles and 3D model making

  • Spring       - 3 D sculpture / collage

                                  - Mechanisms/Mechanical systems (pattern)

  • Summer    - Printing (pattern, line)

                       -Textiles- Texture and colour

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If you would like to know more about this area of the curriculum, please talk to

Mrs Krueziu.



At Colvestone, we want our children to love art, craft and design. Our Art curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge children, whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to be able to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. As children progress, they should gain a deeper understanding of how Art and Design reflects and shapes our history, and how it contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our world. We want to equip our children with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the Art and Design National Curriculum but to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


We teach a skills-based art curriculum, which allows children to express their creative imagination as well as providing them with opportunities to practise and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture. This is supported through the studying of key artists and the development of a knowledge of their work.


The impact of this curriculum design will lead to outstanding progress over time across key stages relative to a child’s individual starting point and their progression of skills. Children will therefore be expected to leave Colvestone reaching at least age-related expectations for Art and Design. Our Art and Design curriculum will also lead children to be enthusiastic Art and Design learners, evidenced in a range of ways, including pupil voice, their final pieces and sketchbooks. We ensure that children who are achieving well, as well as those who need additional support, are identified, and additional provision and strategies are planned in and discussed with class teachers. Achievements are celebrated in classrooms during walking-galleries and corridor displays, and by building in increasing connections with local galleries, we aim to develop our future artists and their appreciation of the art around them.

In the EYFS children...

  • Have daily opportunities to make their own creations using a wide range of different materials, fixings and tools which are freely available in continuous provision.

  • Are taught how to use tools such as scissors, hole punch, string, Sellotape, cutters etc.
  • Are encouraged to talk about what they would like to make, how they will do it and what they think about it when it is finished.
  • Are encouraged to evaluate what they have made and make changes as appropriate.
  • Take part in several weeks throughout the year where parents are invited to come in and make things.

For more information, please take a look at the EYFS Long Term Plan