Arts at Thriplow

Arts at Thriplow 

At Thriplow, Art is valued as an essential part of our children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum, and is integrated into our cross-curricular approach to learning. We know that Art has a key role in developing curiosity, creativity, and self-expression, as well as resilience, confidence, and critical-thinking.

At Thriplow, our children...

  • create a range of products and artworks

  • develop key artistic skills

  • explore a wide range of media, materials, and techniques 

  • confidently use a sketchbook to try out new things, as well as keep a portfolio of 'final pieces'
  • discover a range of local, national, and international artists from across history 

  • celebrate their Art through the creation of displays throughout the school

  • reflect upon and evaluate their art 

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At Thriplow we follow the Art element of the Primary Knowledge Curriculum (PKC). This curriculum places powerful knowledge at its heart, and has been carefully designed and curated to allow our children to develop their skills and knowledge through exploring a range of concepts, techniques and artists. This Arts curriculum here at Thriplow enables our children to become informed and confident artists. 

An overview of the skills and knowledge taught at Thriplow through the Arts PKC is available below, as well as the Arts PKC's rationale and information about how italigns with the National Curriculum is available below:

The Thriplow Art Galleries
Please see each year group’s Art Gallery below for a visual insight into some of the artists and techniques the children have been exploring.
Reception's Art Gallery
Year 1's Art Gallery
Year 2's Art Gallery
Year 3/4's Art Gallery
Year 4's Art Gallery
Year 5's Art Gallery
Year 6's Art Gallery