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Our high quality art and design curriculum will motivate, engage and inspire the pupils. This will give them the skills and techniques to be creative with a wide range of tools and media.

An awareness of colour, shape, texture and proportion are developed alongside ideas and feelings. The study of a wide range of artist, craftspeople and designers provide the pupils with a knowledge that can be built upon. They are encouraged to express themselves and be confident in their work. Pupil’s can be supported at home by being encouraged to discuss the art around them. They need the opportunities to be creative with the family at home.

View the Art long term plans for each year group below:

Going For Gold!

To be Gold in Art:

  • Choose tools and materials independently and give suitable/creative reasons.
  • Critically review their own work and that of others.
  • Create 3d objects with intricate detail.
  • Show pattern / texture/ shade when painting.
  • Show a clear and concise understanding of the colour wheel.
  • Draw at a level beyond his/her year group skills.


Problem Solving!


  • I can investigate: drawing, collage, textiles, printing, collage, photography.
  • I can experiment in ways of framing images.
  • I can use tools and techniques.
  • I can experiment with different materials to create an image.
  • I can generate ideas for my work.
  • I can combine colour, pattern, texture, line, tone, shade and shape to suit a purpose.
  • I work out which visual information I need and combine this with other information.
  • I can use research to create a piece of work.
  • I can use mental calculations and problem solving to create a piece of work in Art or DT.
  • I can plan, test, review and modify.


Art Updates

William Shakespeare

To celebrate the approaching  Shakespeare Week the  organisers, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, have launched a Shakespeare portrait competition for 2020’s with an Art and Design theme. Primary school children aged 11 and under to create their very own portrait of William Shakespeare for a chance to win fabulous prizes! The winning child’s artwork being exhibited at The Lowry, in Greater Manchester. Pupils at St.Andrew’s Primary School in their art lesson have been creating their own portraits for the competition. The competition enable pupils to use their skills and knowledge that they have learned in their art lessons to create their own work of art. Pupils were also able to learn extra skills to complete the task to a high level. An essential part of the Art curriculum states that pupils are equipped with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Pupils were also taught the history of William Shakespeare and the effect he had on the history of our country.  Having a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past. This links in well to the history curriculum. A selection of these portraits from each year group are shown below. Year 2          Year 3       Year 4      Year 5           Year 6           Children have until 31 January 2020 to enter their artwork. Full details are available on the Shakespeare Week... read more


Today saw Miss Taylor’s Year 5 class learning about about planets in our Solar System. An essential part of their learning involved the making of a piece of artwork showing the order from the sun. The order of the planets from closest to the Sun outwards is; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.  ... read more

The Deep

The visit to The Deep allowed Year Two children to inspire in various curriculum subjects while enjoying their time exploring this spectacular aquarium. Art and Design allows pupils to explore their ideas,recording their experiences by producing creative work. English allows pupils to communicate their ideas and emotions to others. Pupils first-hand experiences of science while exploring The Deep provides the pupils with a foundation for understanding the world. The Deep allows pupils to gain a curiosity and fascination about the world which links to... read more

When there’s wind make wind spinners!

Today the children created wind spinners using their cutting skills to cut out a circle and follow the lines inside to create a spiral shape. We encouraged using good maths vocabularly to describe the shape and sizes. The children then decorated thier cretions before we went outside to see how they moved in the... read more

My Favourite Colour

Look at how we make the colours change! as we mix them together! ” Green is my favourite colour, I didn’t know you needed yellow and blue!” We wored hard at mixing the colour one at a time to see how they changed like magic into different colours. We like learning about different colours and we talked about which colours were our favourites!... read more

Remembrance and Peace

To commermorate the 100 year anniversary of World War 1, St Andrew’s School has taken part in a variety of activities to remember the immense sacrifice and duty of those and we reflected on hope and peace in our future. Here are a selection of the wonderful displays and acitivities throughout the school: Parents taking time with thier children   Creating individualised cookie and biscuit decorations to show rememberance:... read more

Chinese New Year

The Year of the Pig -2019 In Reception, we have been excited to learn about Chinese New Year. We listened to the story and talked about the traditions in the Chinese culture, exploring lantern making, food tasting and dragon design. It was wonderful to compare the celebrations with events such as New Year and  Christmas which many of the children had recently experienced. We look forward to talking about other cultural events and traditions in our community throughout the rest of the year. We practised using Chinese chopsticks to eat our Chinese food items. We used card, tissue paper and ticks to create our... read more

Easter Egg Challenge 2019

‘Eggs’ellent Designs!  Every Year our whole school is challenged to create a unique Easter Egg creation. As you can see from the 100% returns from this challenge that is well supported and the children and families have worked super hard with their designs. This challenge is the start of our Easter season  and a big well done to everyone that took part, especially the winners from each... read more

Year 6 Yule Log Extravaganza 2018

This year’s Yule log event was a massive success with a fantastic turnout from families helping their children create some wonderful Yule log designs. The hall was filled with busy decorating and chocolate covered spatulas but the results as you can see show how some excellently creative ideas. The children from around the school were given a chance to feast their eyes on the finished designs and everyone had their favourite. Here are a selection of the wonderful log creations:               We hope you enjoyed the festive log decorating and Merry Christmas to all!  ... read more