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Art & Design


We have designed a curriculum for the arts with intent that our children will develop a sense of creativity, self-expression, excellence and high attainment.


The aims of teaching art and design in our school are:

  • To engage, inspire and challenge pupils whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art.
  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using subject specific vocabulary.
  • To understand the historical and cultural impact that artists and architects have had on the world.
  • To allow children to express themselves creatively using a wide range of media, skills and tools.



To ensure high standards, art is taught over the course of three half terms and our curriculum has specifically selected units which focus on developing a clear progression of skills as children move through the school. Our curriculum focuses on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum and we have worked hard to ensure it is engaging, broad and balanced.



By the end of their time with us, we want pupils to have learned, improved and embedded a range of artistic skills. Children should have understanding of a wide range of artists and understand their impact on the world as well as be able to analyse their work critically. We want our pupils to have the confidence to explore, experiment and take risks when creating a piece of art. Children will understand that the creative process is the main focus not just the final piece of work produced. Crucially, we want children to have found and enjoyed a creative outlet – a means of self-expression and enjoyment.

Our artists and architects have been chosen as they enable our children to learn about different artists and architects who used different media and tools and who also had historical and cultural impact.

Artist and Architects

Year GroupAutumnSpringSummer
NurseryMark RothkoPiet MondrianWassily Kandinsky
ReceptionGiuseppe ArcimboldoPaul KleeAndy Warhol
Year 1Roy LichtensteinBridget RileyQuentin Blake
Year 2LS LowryJoan MiróVincent van Gogh
Year 3Christopher WrenGeorges SeuratHenri Matisse
Year 4Gwen JohnZaha HadidPablo Picasso
Year 5Antoni GaudíSalvador DaliClaude Monet
Year 6Frank Gehry

Michaelangelo dt

Lodovico Buonarroti


William Morris