At Caldmore Primary Academy we endeavour to develop pupils creativity and imagination by exploring the visual, tactile and sensory qualities of materials and processes.

At KS1, children are taught to look closely at the natural and man-made world recording their observations through the exploration of a variety of materials and tools during practical work.

They develop an understanding of the language of art and learn to control tools with safety and care.

At KS2, children are taught more complex activities which build on their skills and improve their control of materials, tools, techniques.

They learn to discuss different purposes for art and describe how artists have represented their ideas – making use of art vocabulary. They learn to apply what they have learned from the work of artists in an imaginative way.

Below is an example of the processes, materials and techniques used at Caldmore.