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Curriculum Statement: Art - New Brighton Primary School

Curriculum Statement: Art

Art is a great form of expression for our students; it allows them to explore their creativity whilst using their imagination.

We encourage artistic development through the use of resources which further develop their talents and creative thinking.

The locality is a great source of interest for us, we are lucky to be very near beautiful landscapes and have access to local museums and galleries which we feel enrich the minds of our children.

The children in our school are in a happy place when immersed in art, it promotes positive well- being through the different forms of creativity.

  Together we will:

  • Work in partnership with families and the wider community to achieve the highest standards of learning and behaviour.
  • Develop and maintain an ethos of mutual respect and promote self-esteem, responsibility, independence and confidence whilst recognising individual strengths.
  • Promote positive attitudes and understanding of healthy lifestyles and physical activity.
  • Provide a learning environment which enables children to become happy, secure and resilient.
  • Build on the positive relationships with home and the wider school, national and global communities to promote respect and inclusion for all.
  • Prepare all children for the challenges ahead, embracing technology and promoting a life-long love of learning.

Art is taught in blocks at the beginning of each term, carefully thought out skills are developed through the school and evidence is shown in individual work sketchbooks. Where possible the art is linked to the relevant topic area and we also study a relevant artist or architect in each year group.

Every child within our school has their own sketchbook to show their development of skills, this has taken with them throughout their school journey.

Curriculum overviews for each year group 

  YEAR 1  YEAR 2  YEAR 3  YEAR 4  YEAR 5  YEAR 6 
Drawing   Use pencils, wax and chalk along with other dry media.  


Use individual sketchbooks to explore the use of line, shape, colour and pattern 


Use of digital technology to produce simple art.  

Layer different media (including pencils, wax and chalk).  


Organise images in individual sketchbooks and explore the use of line, shape, colour, pattern, form and space to draw for sustained periods.  


Use of digital technology to produce detailed and abstract art.  

Experiment with different grades of pencil.   


Plan, refine and alter drawings as necessary to have the correct proportions.  


Use of line, shape, colour, pattern, form, space, texture and tone, to draw for sustained periods. 



Evaluate changes to work using art vocabulary.  


Use sketchbooks to create a mood board.  


Explore shading and frottage techniques on a variety of surfaces using different media.  



Work in a sustained and independent way from observation, experience and imagination.  


Explore relationships between line and tone, pattern and shape line and texture. 


Experiment with continuous line drawings.  



Demonstrate a wide variety of ways to make different marks with dry and wet media.  


Explore different perspectives with fine line drawings. 


Explore the technique of monotyping 




Useful links

Arts Award

Year 1

Williamson Art Gallery

Global Goals

Visits and trips to engage and enhance pupil experiences:

See our documents on 101 things a New Brighton Child will do in Foundation StageKey Stage OneLower Key Stage Two and Upper Key Stage Two