An arts-rich education from an early age develops self-expression and creativity. Through art, children develop motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision making, risk taking and inventiveness. At Kilnhurst St Thomas all children learn through a variety of approaches to reach their full potential. We ensure all children are provided with learning opportunities that facilitate engagement in a high-quality art and design curriculum, believing that this should be fully inclusive to every child.
Through effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences, children will develop their critical thinking, teaching children to take their time and be more thorough in how they observe the world. At Kilnhurst St Thomas we provide challenges for all learners whilst encouraging the children to discover enjoyment, fulfilment and achievement in art, craft, and design and to see themselves as artists, designers and craft workers.

Art at Kilnhurst St Thomas

Art and Design Curriculum Overview

Art and Design National Curriculum 

Flower Heads

This project taught Year 2 children about the visual elements of flowers, including shape, texture, colour and pattern. They also explored various artistic methods, including drawing and 3-D forms.

Mix It

In this project the children were taught about basic colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. They explored how artists use both primary and secondary colours in their work.

Still Life

In this project children in Year 2 were taught about the work of significant still life artists and still life techniques. They explored a wide variety of still lifes and learnt about the use of colour and composition. Children used their knowledge and skills create still life arrangements and artwork.

Exploring Emotions

In FS2 children shared the story The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas. They explored the emotions the monster feels throughout the book and were encouraged to talk about times they have felt sad, angry, happy, scared or excited and how it made them feel. Children were then given the opportunity to develop their fine motor skills, creating a piece of art based on different emotions.