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Beaumont Primary Academy


“Creative people are

curious, flexible,

persistent and independent with a

tremendous spirit of adventure

and love of play”

Henri Matise



At Beaumont Primary Academy we know that art engages and inspires our children. It challenges them and gives them the skills and opportunities to experiment, explore, invent and create their own artwork. It gives them the perfect platform to express themselves and develop their own unique ideas and interests and be free to be them without barriers. We are committed to encouraging our pupil’s curiosity and awe and wonder. We want them to think creatively and critically and gain a good understanding of art and its place in the world and in their lives. Our art and design curriculum reflects different times in history, a range of cultures of the world and teaches children how art contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation today.

We believe that, when children are given the freedom to express themselves freely, that this is when they will shine and truly develop as positive, creative, adventurous thinkers, learners and achievers. Art is a powerful tool for learning and growing. When a child struggles to find the words or explain their thoughts they can often draw or create in a much more natural way which can then leads onto other ways to learn. When children create something successful and beautiful it gives them confidence in themselves and makes them proud, with the desire to share their achievement.

By teaching art, we aim to ensure our pupils:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Become skillful in drawing and painting, printing and sculpture and many other art techniques.
  • Enjoy an active involvement in art where everyone takes part and has a go.
  • Are given freedom to express themselves, take risks, invent and try out new ideas.
  • Have their work displayed in order to raise the profile of their creations as works of art.
  • Can evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art with a rich vocabulary.
  • Know about great artists from past and present and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
  • Have the confidence and skills to communicate their ideas through their artwork both independently and as a group collaboration.
  • Have opportunities to experience a broad and balanced range of art activities, learn a wide range of techniques and show progression within these.
  • Become visually literate and able to identify and apply the key elements of art.
  • Are given equal access to the experience of art, regardless of their gender, race or disability.




Children are taught skills progressively from nursery, through early years, KS1 and KS2. They are given opportunity to use a range of materials and resources. These are added to each year to ensure that progression of skills. In early years children learn how to use the tools and experiment with outcomes. They are encouraged to be experimental, exploring art resources and have art provision available every day throughout the year. Aswell as this, within each topic they will create one taught, guided piece of artwork. As they move up through school the teaching of art becomes more, modelled and guided with specific taught skills and techniques to allow children to achieve high quality outcomes.

Art is taught alongside the other areas of the curriculum and often used as a way of children communicating what they have learnt about their topic or to visualise their ideas. Throughout each year group the children complete 3 main art projects which are delivered through the teaching of skills, developing of ideas and then producing a final piece.  Art lesson happen in the classroom or in the shared artroom. The children are also given opportunities to use nature creatively during forest school sessions outside.  

Artwork is displayed in class and around school to allow others to see it and to give children the sense of achievement of being artists themselves.



Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2

Early Years

super hero self portraits painting and collage

Printing repeating patterns

painting scenes from fairy tales

making farmyard scenes

mixed media planets layering resist, paint and print

Mixed media artwork.  

Collage, paint, print exploring combining diff media to make undersea scene 

Year 1

Drawing and painting journeys.

printing tracks to create maps and adding collaged vehicles.


Polar landscapes. Layering of collage and paint in cold colours.



Looking at the artwork of Edward Tinga-Tinga.

Observational drawing, painted patterns

Year 2

Mixed media collaged scenes of great fire of London

Clay tile houses

Observational drawing. Shading techniques. Dinosaurs and fossils.

3d fossil making in clay.

Observational drawings, shapes and patterns in the environment. Creating patterns inspired by maps of local area. Monoprint from drawingsand maps.

Year 3 

3d artefacts

Design and make roman shield and a mosaic tile.

Mixed media rainforest scenes. Layering of paint, collage and drawing.

Flower study to create art in the style of Georgia O Keefe –

Drawing, colour mixing, shading and blending.


Year 4


Illuminated lettering 

Graphic design project looking at pattern.

Permanent black pen lines, water colour or ink wash with metallic line detail

3d Artefacts 

Replicate patterns and textures in 3d form.

Using card, foil and other recycled materials

Landscapes Painting: 

Acrylic or tempera paint. Block colours Landscapes: Study of traditional and contemporary landscape painters.




Year 5


Ancient Greeks

People in action linked to Olympics. Working on different scales. Look at Marcell Duchamp for movement in drawing.



Collaborative mixed media

Repeat printing layers and paper cutting to create wallpaper design in style of William Morris 


Fantasy artwork inspired by earth and space

Year 6

Mixed media piece


. Representing text in pictures and graphic text.




Felting and embroidery 



Creating sculptures with card and other found recycled materials 

Apply pattern and design.





We believe that Art is as important as all other areas of the curriculum. Lessons should follow the same key principles of classroom teaching where the objectives of the lesson and success criteria is shared with children. Children gains skills, experiment with using them, develop and improve ideas and then have a sense of achievement at the end of a project with a final outcome. Children reflect, appraise and self and peer assess. Children are given creative freedom to express themselves and use art to communicate and learn.

We believe that children given creative outlets are more confident, motivated and have a boosted self-esteem. Children love to create and experiment. It makes them happy and allows them to show a part of them that, for some, is hard to say or write.

For more detail on the vocabulary, skills and detail of Art at Beaumont Primary Academy please follow the link below:


Suggested websites to help to enhance your child’s interest in Art:


Please find below documents produced by our art co-ordinator, they outline the art offer at Beaumont and the key vocabulary through each key stage that is part of the art curriculum.