Art is led by Ash

Art at Ben Jonson Primary School fosters an appreciation and enjoyment for the imagination. We believe art education develops skills in as exploring, experimenting, creating, innovating, sharing and supporting. We also feel that learning in art is a wonderful place to take risks, make mistakes and to persevere to achieve results.

Through our specialist art teacher, we provide a high-quality art curriculum which stimulates children's imagination and creativity; involving them in a range of visual, tactile and sensory experiences whilst enabling them to express what they see, think and feel through the use of the elements of colour, texture, form and pattern.

Through our progressive curriculum, we introduce key skills, resources and ideas so children can develop their confidence in controlling materials and tools, acquire knowledge and become increasingly proficient in various art techniques and processes. By equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, children can invent and create their own works of art. Children are encouraged to experiment imaginatively and learn from the creative journey.

All our children benefit from art sessions with our art teacher, linked where possible to their year group topic. Through art, children are encouraged to gain confidence to express themselves and enjoy opportunity to discover more about themselves and the world around them. As children progress through the school, they are challenged to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design and analyse artistic work using the language of artists.

Art - Termly Overviews

Autumn Term   Spring Term  Summer Term
  Art Y1 Autumn Art Y1 Spring Art Y1 Summer
  Art Y2 Autumn Art Y2 Spring Art Y2 Summer
  Art Y3 Autumn Art Y3 Spring Art Y3 Summer
  Art Y4 Autumn Art Y4 Spring Art Y4 Summer
  Art Y5 Autumn Art Y5 Spring Art Y5 Summer
Art Y6 Autumn Art Y6 Spring Art Y6 Summer


Art Progression Skills Map 2021 onwards