Our art curriculum is based on the 'Access Art Curriculum.' This is a curriculum that enables children to develop their creative, critical thinking and making skills. Children are encouraged to take risks and experiment on their art journey where they will be taught a progression of knowledge and skills. Children will meet, learn about and be stimulated and inspired by a wide range of artists and designers.


The foundations of the Art curriculum at Hilltop are underpinned by the practical, theoretical and disciplinary pillars and learnt through the key concepts of line, colour, shape, texture, pattern, form and space and shade and value. The children progressively learn these concepts in order to develop and create their own artwork through the mediums of drawing, painting, collage and printing and sculpture.


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Subject Overview

Please click here to see the art taught in each year group


Progression in Core Knowledge and Skills

Progression in core and disciplinary knowledge for our Art curriculum is outlined in the documents below:

Progression in core knowledge

Progression in disciplinary knowledge

Knowledge Organisers

Our Art knowledge organisers identify the core knowledge we expect all our children to know having finished a component of study.

Autumn Knowledge Organisers Yr1-6

Spring Knowledge Organisers Yr1-6

Subject Portfolio

Here's a taste of the exciting Art curriculum taught at Hilltop Primary School

Autumn Term 

Spring Term

Summer Term