At Gillibrand we engage, inspire and challenge pupils to develop their knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. They will also learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

In Key Stage 1 pupils will be taught to use a range of materials creatively to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. They will develop a wide range of tecniques using colour, patterns, texture, line, shape, form and space. They will look at a range of artists, craft makers and designers, looking at similarities and differences and making links to their own work.

In Key Stage 2 pupils will build on and develop their techniques from Key stage 1 using a range of materials, as well as creating sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. They will learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.