Great Heath Academy, Girton Close, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7PT

T: 01638 713430




In Art we use the programmes of study for key stages 1 and 2 for the National Curriculum in England. For a complete overview please click HERE to open a new window with the whole document from the Department for Education.

Much of our art and design is taught through the IPC units. Where this is not possible we teach it as a separate subject. We have an excellent dedicated art room complete with a kiln which is used extensively by pupils.

Over the course of key stages 1 and 2 children will be given the opportunity to develop to the full, their abilities in:

  • using a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • using drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • developing a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • learning about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practises and disciplines, and making links to their own work
  • creating sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • improving their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • learning about great artists, architects and designers in history.

The lead staff member for Art is Miss Smith who is supported by Miss Ramsell.