Primary Art


At Buxton School, we strive to provide high-quality art lessons that inspire our pupils to think innovatively and develop a creative understanding that is meaningful and engaging for all. Our curriculum exposes students to a diverse range of contemporary artists, including Alma Woodsey Thomas and Pacita Abad, as well as classic artists including Monet and Seurat, and incorporates cultural influences from around the world. 

Our art curriculum, based on the National Curriculum, evolves to offer students opportunities to develop their skills using various media and materials. Pupils learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, and textiles, while exploring and evaluating diverse creative ideas. The skills acquired in art are applied to cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use their art expertise to delve deeper into subjects and broaden their understanding. 

Examples of our engaging art curriculum include: 

  • Year 1: Painting in the style of Damian Hurt’s ‘Cherry Blossom’ 

  • Year 2: Study of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama 

  • Year 3: Prehistoric cave paintings from Africa and Asia, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's influence on our perception of the world 

  • Year 4: Creating artwork based on nature and the work of William Morris 

  • Year 5: Creating activism art 

  • Year 6: Installation art linked to World War 2 and Remembrance Day 

At Buxton School, we believe that incorporating local context into our curriculum design enriches our pupils' learning experience and fosters a deeper appreciation for the diverse artistic traditions that shape our world. 




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