North Hinksey CE School

North Hinksey CE Primary School

Art & design

At North Hinksey we believe that every child is entitled to develop their critical and creative thinking skills and to build their knowledge and understanding of materials and techniques. 

Through enabling children to think about the purpose of art and artists to all our lives we will ensure that they feel entitled to express and better understand themselves while building skills and knowledge through a combination of opportunities for repeated practice and new projects. The children revisit the following threshold concepts as part of our spiral curriculum:


  •  Develop ideas

This concept involves understanding how ideas develop through an artistic process.

  • Master Techniques

This concept involves developing a skill set so that ideas may be communicated.

  •  Take inspiration from the greats

This concept involves learning from both the artistic process and techniques of great artists and artisans throughout history.