Art and Design



At Newburgh CE Primary School our Art and Design Curriculum develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. The curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to explore and investigate, create and evaluate artwork as set out in the National Curriculum and so will enable the children to reach and exceed their potential. It will enable pupils to create art work with a real purpose in terms when displaying and sharing the work they create and showcasing the skills and progress they have made.


The purpose of our Art Curriculum at Newburgh CE Primary School is to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love and appreciation for art/artists and to nurture their natural talents as individuals to increase their self confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.


In the EYFS pupils will:

Expressive Arts & Design - 

  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Share their creations, explaining the process they have used.
  • Make use of props and materials when role playing characters in narratives and stories.
  • Invent, adapt and recount narratives and stories with peers and their teacher.
  • Sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs.
  • Perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others and move in time with music.

The Natural World - 

  • Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants.

Fine Motor Skills - 

  • Use a range of small tools, including scissors, paint brushes and cutlery.
  • Begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.


In Key Stage 1 pupils will:

  • Use a range of materials to creatively design and make products.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
  • Learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

In Key Stage 2 pupils will:

  • Use sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example pencil, charcoal, paint, clay).
  • Be taught about great artists, architects and designers in history.


Art &  Design Policy

Christmas Art Around the Village


At Christmas the children create art work that is displayed around the village for their families and community to enjoy.


Art Around the Village 2023

Art Around the Village 2022

Art Around the Village 2021

Art Around the Village 2020

Tile Project 2023


Easter 2023 Art Competition

The children have been challenged to draw a black and white picture of school on A4 paper in landscape orientation. All entries will be judged and the winning entry will be turned into an installation that will be placed outside on our school wall. We only require the outline of the school as all children will participate in filling in the detail and colour on the final installation.  All entries need to be returned by Monday 24th April 2023.


There are some ideas to inspire you in our presentation here.