Millbrook Junior School believes that Art is an essential part of children’s education. The Art curriculum will develop children’s understanding of the visual language of art. We aim that our children will be engaged and build an ability to be creative and enjoy art through time and from cultures across the world.

Art is an important part of our curriculum, which is open to all children. The skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each art project are progressive throughout the school. Children will develop an understanding of the visual elements of art and design in their Art lessons including the seven elements of line, tone, texture, colour, space, shape and form. We teach techniques including drawing, painting and sculpture using a range of materials. Our children develop sketchbooks during their time at Millbrook Junior School to help them to build on their prior learning. The emphasis on knowledge ensures that children understand the context of their artwork. We look at artwork from a variety of artists and different cultures that they will learn about and be inspired by in their own work. We teach art using Cornerstones and where possible this links with other areas of the curriculum.

As children progress through Millbrook Junior School, they will develop an interest and appreciation for art. We want children to feel that they can try using different mediums and techniques with experimenting with control.  Everyone is an artist and children should be able to see the improvements in their work so that they produce work, which is valued and something that they can be proud of. These are skills that we hope are then reflected across the whole of the curriculum.


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3


Prehistoric Pots


Beautiful Botanicals


People and Places


Year 4


Mosaic Masters






Year 5

 Canopic Jars

Egyptian Cartouche


Line, Light and Shadows


Year 6

Day of the Dead masks




Bees, Beetles and Butterflies


Subject Leader: Karon Berry

Art Progression Grid