Catherine Infant School, Ulverscroft Rd, Leicester, LE4 6BY

0116 262 5422

0116 251 1636

Catherine Infant School

Art Curriculum 

The  KS1 national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Art and design is taught through cross curricular topic learning. The learning of Art is embedded throughout the year. All classes must follow the National Curriculum and the individualised coverage grid for each key stage to ensure all skills are being taught in depth throughout the year.

Through the  EYFS profile pupils work towards the Early Learning Goals. They are encouraged to use their imagination and given time to express and develop their ideas, using a wide range of materials and tools. 

 Children have also been able to work with external agencies such as  Attenborough Arts and Spark Arts over the recent years.

Curriculum Displays

Art Partner Links

Catherine Infant School are pleased to be working with The Attenborough Arts Centre, part of Leicester University, on a 3 year project sponsored by Start - the Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts.

Generously funded by The Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts and University of Leicester, the Start programme gives children and young people new ways to learn through the contemporary arts, working with professional artists and providing opportunities  for children to get creative. Teachers are also supported through a tailored CPD programme, and the work is celebrated throughout the venue

Our Year 1 children have an  exciting programme of gallery visits, artist workshops and residencies and activities in school  throughout the year. This  supports  them  to achieve Arts Awards and supports  Catherine Infant School on our Artsmark journey. 

Attenborough Arts