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Art enables children to develop their creative imagination, enabling them to communicate what they see, feel and think through a range of tools, media and materials.

We aim to provide a curriculum that allows children to practice and revisit a wide variety of artistic disciplines so that each child is able to appreciate a progressive range of skills. Skills and techniques are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through the school

At Queen’s Manor Primary School children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists.


We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year-by-year, and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.  Our children produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.  They become proficient in drawing painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.  Our children learn about a range of artists and enjoy opportunities to experiment and practice in the style of an artist.  Our children then evaluate their pieces and are reflective about the skills they have developed.

We provide a variety of opportunities for art to take place inside and outside the classroom.  An arts week across the whole school is held annually, which encompasses individual, class or whole school collaborations.


The children at Queen’s Manor develop the skills, concepts and knowledge to express their responses to ideas and experiences in visual form outlined in the National Curriculum for Art and design. The supportive and collaborative environment that Queen’s Manor provides enables the children to reflect, respect and comment on their own work and others.

By the time, our children leave Queen’s Manor they will become artists in their own right, as they will:

  • Be proficient in drawing painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Be able to select and use materials, processes and techniques skillfully and inventively.
  • Be able to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • Be knowledgeable about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
  • Have discovered their own artistic talents that gives them the confidence to try new things and adapt their new found learning to other artistic challenges.
  • Be passionate about Art and Design.

How you can help your child at home?

EYFS and Key Stage 1
  • Encourage your child to be creative, this could be by doing junk modelling projects or repurposing old belongings in an imaginative way
  • Develop areas such as fine motor skills, creativity, planning, concentration, and perseverance
  • Display your child’s artwork
Key Stage 2
  • Visit art galleries or local spaces and explore the art and architecture
  • Gather any materials that could be used for an art project
  • Read books about art such as:
    • Linnea in Monet’s Garden by Cristina Bjork
    • Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence by John Duggleby
    • Talking to Faith Ringgold by Faith Ringgold, Linda Freeman and Nancy Roucher.