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At Farnborough Road Infant School we are all artists! We want all our children to love art. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be and to grow up wanting to be teachers, illustrators, graphic or fashion designers, sculptors, curators or printmakers!

Our vision is to foster a love of art at a young age, giving all the children the opportunity to develop their skills through a creative curriculum. We want our children to be given the opportunity to be able to take inspiration from great artists and generate their own ideas.


Curriculum Intent

Our art curriculum promotes curiosity and empowers our children to become independent and resilient learners. 

The FRIS art curriculum not only meets National Curriculum requirements but will provide memorable art lessons that will develop their art skills and prepare them for the next stage in their education.

Our children’s creativity is extended with opportunities to explore and share their thoughts and ideas through art, music, movement, dance, imaginative and role play, both indoors and outside. We also provide a range of enrichment opportunities including art and craft clubs, visits to Atkinson Art Gallery, entering the Ainsdale Show and our annual Art’s week; with its variety of visiting professionals, including visual artists, drama coaches and musicians are all part of the school’s commitment to creativity.


                                         Curriculum Implementation

The art curriculum has been carefully built and the learning opportunities and assessment opportunities or each year group ensure progression and repetition in terms of embedding key learning, knowledge and skills. 

For example, using different media such as paint, clay and printing to create fabulous art work for display and to support cross curricular. Looking at the work of a famous artist, as a starting point, to inspire our own fabulous artwork.


                                                Curriculum Impact

We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in art, develop a love of art, be ready for their next stage in learning and inspire aspirations for the future career paths.

At Farnborough Road Infant School, we are fabulous artists!


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

Quentin Blake, Children’s Laureate.