Welcome to Hylton Castle Primary School


Art Statement of Intent

As a school, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to visit, experience, create and review extraordinary art work. At Hylton Castle Primary we place a great emphasis on art, craft and design as way of developing pupils’ curiosity and creativity.   Children are challenged, engaged and inspired by an art curriculum that equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment and create their own pieces of art, craft and design.  Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art and the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape and 3D form) through a progressive and engaging art curriculum.  Pupils are encouraged to think critically about their own and other’s artwork and to evaluate and reflect upon the skills they have used.  As an artist, all pupils will develop in knowledge and skills and recognise the role played by art and design in shaping our society, both historically and in the modern day.   All pupils will be given the opportunity to create artwork that showcases the knowledge and skills that they have developed.


  • In EYFS pupils have access to Art through direct teaching of skills and application in the continuous provision both indoors and outdoors– creative area, painting, printing, threading, drawing, collage
  • Each lesson will be driven by a learning intention (taken from our skills progression) and have a clear outcome/ end product by the end of a particular topic
  • End of topic Art and Design teacher assessments will be made and recorded.
  • Art skills will be recorded in class books.
  • Any art work will be based on real artist and pupils will learn about them to add to their timeline of cultural capital