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Art & Design

Statement of Intent

At Parkside Primary School the teaching of Art aims to equip children with opportunities to investigate, experiment, express and communicate their ideas in order to develop the necessary skills and knowledge. Children explore through mediums of their choice in a safe environment where they can take risks and be original. The creative arts is a landscape of many colours which allows for every child to enjoy, build confidence and achieve; this encapsulates our school motto of ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’. Opportunities are given for children to use discrete skills from music, art, dance and drama across the curriculum but also, more importantly, allows freedom of choice – creating independent learners and artists. Creative Arts at Parkside is a celebration, embracing contemporary, classic and cultural influences which will broaden the children’s horizons for their life outside the classroom.


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
  • 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

Have a look at the 'What are we learning?' section on each year group's page to see what they are covering in Art & Design.

Links to Parkside Adventures Passport and things to do at home

  • Listen to music
  • Visit to the theatre
  • Visit a media museum
  • Visit a sculpture park
  • Experience Shakespeare
  • Create something amazing from LEGO

What have we been doing in Art & Design?