Art & Design


The purpose of Art education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.

At Northlands Primary School, we believe that Art stimulates the imagination and creativity.  It provides a variety of new, exploitable, interactive, visual and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding a and responding to the world, enabling children to communicate what they see, feel and think through use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.


Pupils are taught Art skills and knowledge progressively using The National Curriculum as guidance. Art is taught through a thematic approach in each year group.



The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

Curriculum Overview

Year 6 have used collage technique to create a collaborative scene of Christopher Columbus arriving in the Bahamas in 1492.

Year One have been recreating art work using a variety of materials... Can you identify the artists?

Art at Northlands

Art & Design curriculum overview map at Northlands