The key priorities for the teaching and learning of Art at Lingfield Primary School are to engage, inspire and challenge pupils. Equipping children with the knowledge and tools to enhance their confidence to experiment and explore, using their creativity.

Children are introduced to a wide range of resources and media which they are encouraged to explore. In addition to this, they begin to learn to understand and evaluate the historical and cultural development of different art forms. Using technical knowledge and skills, developed during the exploration stage, alongside inspiration gained from examples studied, children are supported and encouraged to design their own works of art using a range of media and techniques.

Key concepts are revisited and developed throughout the school. Studying the fundamental elements of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space, and how these are used in composition, underpin the content of the curriculum.

In Key Stage 1, children are encouraged to begin to explore and evaluate their art, building their knowledge of a range of artists, craft makers and designers. In Key Stage 2, children progress to developing techniques further and improving mastery of art and design techniques, along with continuing to explore great artists, architects and designers in history.

The desired outcome is to produce confident, experienced learners who are able to build upon a wealth of resources in order to enjoy creative development and the critical analysis of art.