At Galleywood Infant school we believe that art gives children the skills to record their imagination and ideas. Through a planned progression of skills teaching, we intend for our art curriculum to provide children with the opportunities to develop their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, textiles and print. Studying a range of famous artists helps children to further develop their own ideas and fires their imagination. Our exciting and engaging topics enable our children to combine their ideas and skills set to produce some wonderful pieces of art.

“Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality”

Quentin Blake

Our art curriculum aims to develop artists who can:

  • communicate what they see, feel and think;
  • experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes;
  • reflect on their own work and the work of others


Art skills are taught discretely through blocks of learning that build from EYFS to Year 2. The art subject leader works collaboratively with teachers in all year groups to design lessons that enable children to develop their skills towards producing a final piece that they can be proud of. The works of famous and local artists are used to inspire the children, to enhance their imagination and encourage them to be ambitious in their own work. Art is celebrated throughout the school through displays and celebration events.


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Galleywood Infant School
Barnard Road

Headteacher - Mrs Sarah Manning
SENCO - Mrs Kelly Fennell
Chair of Governors - Mr Richard  Holmes