Monksdown Primary School

Monksdown Primary School

Art & Design


Art & Design

Key Documents 

Art Intent, Implementation and Impact

Art Policy

Progression in Skills Art

Monksdown Art Curriculum

Our Vision

We are strong believers in the impact of Art and Design at Monksdown Primary School as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. It provides children with opportunities to develop and extend skills to express their individual interests and ideas, whilst also contributing to the development of the child emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and socially.

High quality art education equips children with the skills to explore, experiment, create and invent their own work of art whilst engaging, inspiring and challenging pupils. As artists, children should be able to critically evaluate their work and the work of others, taking influence from well-known artists and adapting their work accordingly. As their skill set progresses, they should understand how art has changed their landscape, culture and history.

Check out the artists we’re studying this term…

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Amedeo Modigliani 

Caroline Saxby


Lundin Kudo


N/A Cathrin Machin

Ramesh Mario

Art in Action…















Super “cool” artwork from Year 1! 

Year 1 was inspired by Aardman animations to create their own clay penguins using air drying clay. We manipulated the clay into penguin shapes with our hands before creating grooves to create texture for the feathers. The children then painted their penguins black and white.




Wow! Look at these fantastic pieces of artwork from our Year 5 pupils based on the Italian sculptor Giacometti.

The children studied the human body and sketched movement, taking influence from Giacometti’s sketches. They then created sculptures using soft wire and created a metal effect using tin foil.