Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Art National Curriculum 2013

At Manchester Road the children complete a series of art units from Y1 to Y6. These are taught in a sequence, building on skills and knowledge over time. The children each have a sketch book which evidences their progress and shows the development of skills as they move through the school.

In addition to the full art units, children also complete shorter 'Art Bursts' where tasks are completed alongside other subjects. 


Art Concept Map EY - Y6

Art Subject Matrix


Art Knowledge Organisers:

Y1 Art in the Style of Henry Rousseau - Flight landscapes

Y1 Art in the Style of Williams Morris - creating a Victorian wallpaper print

Y2 The Bayeux Tapestry. Creating a story through textiles.

Y2 Creating space paintings using different techniques

Y3 Rainforest Creations using Multi  - Media Collage in the style of Henry Rousseau

Y3 Creating 3 - D works in the style of L.S Lowry

Y4 Creating a Pointillism Landscape - Seurat

Y4 Mosaics - their history, design and creation

Y5 Creating Greek Pottery

Y5 River Art in the Style of Claude Monet

Y6 Aztec Art - Weaving and Creating Textiles

Y6 Propaganda T - Shirts using screen printing