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Why is Art important?

Art education has been proven to have remarkable impacts on academic, social, and emotional outcomes, helping us develop empathy as we learn more about societies, cultures and history. Engagement with Art helps us stretch our minds beyond the boundaries of the printed text or the rules of what is provable to encompass visual-spatial learning and develop motor skills. Through our Art, we learn to express ourselves confidently and creatively.

Whole School Overview

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Shapes and Patterns




Self Portraits



  Van Gogh  
Year 1

Mark Making


Colour Creations


Self Portrait

Year 2

Yayoi Kusama 


Earth Art

  Henri Rousseau  
Year 3

William Morris 


Famous Buildings

  Seurat and Pointillism  
Year 4

Plant Art 


Sonia Delaunay

  Recycled Art  
Year 5

Chinese Art 


Frida Khalo

  Street Art  
Year 6

Landscape Art 


Sculpting Vases

  Express Yourself  


National Curriculum Links

In Key Stage 1, through our curriculum, the children are taught to :

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences
    and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture,
    line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the
    differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making
    links to their own work

In Key Stage 2, through our curriculum, the children are taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of
materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

They are taught to:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and
    sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.