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It is intended that by the end of Key Stage 2, our children will have had the opportunity to build skills and subject knowledge through a broad and balanced Art curriculum.

Our aim is to provide a curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding in exploring and investigating, creating, and evaluating artwork as set out in the National Curriculum. At Burnside we aim to ensure that children’s knowledge and skills are nurtured and developed, enabling children to observe and record from first-hand experience and from imagination and to develop children’s competence in controlling materials and tools.


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We encourage them to acquire knowledge and become proficient in various art and design techniques and processes. We promote children’s awareness of the visual and tactile elements including; colour, pattern and texture, line and tone, shape, form, and space. We aim to foster enjoyment and an appreciation of the visual arts and to develop a knowledge of significant artists, craftspeople, and designers. We aim to increase the critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art and design in different time periods and cultures and analyse works using the language of art and design. We are committed to ensuring that children can reach and exceed their potential at Burnside Primary School.

We participate in the National Gallery 'Take One Picture' project each year to raise the profile of art and ensure that children are given opportunities outside of the Art lesson to participate in appreciation of art and respond creatively.

Click the links for further information about our Art Curriculum...


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