Art and Design

Mead artist has the confidence and skills to be creative and reflective in a judgment free environment. We believe that teaching and learning in art and design is important because it stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. It fires the children’s imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.

At Mead Primary School, our core aim is to enable creativity. Our offering to pupils is broad and rich, contemporary and diverse, developing pupils’ experience of how they can make a creative response to a variety of stimuli. We aim to develop pupils’ critical and creative thinking skills; to build their knowledge and understanding of materials, techniques, art and artists.


At Mead we are guided by the National Curriculum for Art and Design and Access Art. Children are introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists It enables the children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.


Art and Design curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. This year the children are learning the skills of :


Purpose/Visual Literacy/Articulation


Children will use their skills to express themselves creatively. This includes using natural materials to produce collaborative artwork.

Celebrating Art

Art Policy

Sample Art Knowledge Organisers


Year 1 Autumn – Spirals

Year 1- Simple Printmaking

Year 2- Explore and Draw

Year 3 Gestural drawing with Charcoal

Year 4 – Storytelling through drawing

Year 5 – Typography and Maps

Year 6- 2D Drawing to 3D Making


Year 3 – Telling stories thorugh drawing and making


Year 2 -Music and Art