At Danson Primary School, children are taught Art in a way that ensures progression of skills and follows a sequence that builds from previous learning. The children are encouraged to develop a creative flare, using a wide range of artistic styles. They learn how to use different media in order to create pieces of artwork and are exposed and inspired by a wide and diverse range of artists. 

During their Art lessons, children learn to generate ideas using sketchbooks, and are taught the following skills: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, craft and design and sculpture. They also learn about formal elements within the subject of art such as colour, form, line, pattern, shape, texture and tone. Once the children have created a piece of artwork, they then have the chance to evaluate their own work and the work of others which is an important skill to develop during their art lessons. 

Where possible, each year groups art lessons link to their Humanities topic which allows the children to make links to other areas of their learning in a practical way.   

Art Long Term Plan

During their art lessons, children also learn about a range of diverse artists from different backgrounds. They are exposed to a plethora of different types of art and create pieces of art in the style of these artists using different their knowledge artistic skills. Click on Danson Primary Schools Artist Overview to learn about what artists our pupils study.

Artist Study Overview

The following information below illustrates the knowledge and skills progression that the children at Danson Primary School develop during their art lessons from EYFS to Year 6. Every year group starts the Autumn term focusing on Drawing as this is a fundamental skill in becoming a good artist. This is then followed, in no particular order: Painting & Mixed Media, 3D Sculpture and Craft & Design. 

Art - EYFS  

Art - Drawing Progression

Art - Painting & Mixed Media Progression

Art - Sculpture & 3D 

Art - Craft & Design

Art - National Curriculum  

Danson Primary School Art Gallery