Art and Design


At Manor Park Academy, we believe that high-quality Art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively, express themselves and develop creative understanding. Our Art curriculum ensures full coverage of the National Curriculum and provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Our progression map for art sets this out in more detail, as do our long-term curriculum plans.

It is paramount that artwork be purposeful; as a means of expression or to explore the styles of other artists that inspire our own work. Pupils should be clear what the intended outcomes are and have a means to measure their own work against this.  In Art, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work (and the work of others), thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. This should be meaningful and continuous throughout the process, with evidence of age-related verbal and written refection.  Children are encouraged to take risks and experiment and then reflect on why some ideas and techniques are successful or not for a particular piece of work.

Year 5: Inspired by William Morris

Year 1: Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy

Year 1: Inspired by Van Gogh

Reception: Inspired by Kusama

Self Portraits EYFS to Year 4, inspired by Frida Khalo


Year 4 Weaving project: Inspired by Gunta Stoltz (Bauhaus)

EYFS to Year 5: Inspired by the solar system (2D and 3D)

Year 5 and Year 6



Year 2 Tie Dying



Art Club: Exploration with a range of materials


Sculpture and mosaic