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Intent for Art and Design


Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Futures.


In Art and Design pupils will be taught high quality lessons which will inspire them to think innovatively and develop creativity. Our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials.  Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists.

It is important that art work be purposeful; be this as a means of expression or to explore the styles of other artists that inspire their own work. Pupils are clear what the intended outcomes are and have a means to measure their own work against this.

Implementation for Art and Design

We do the following in order to deliver our curriculum in Art and Design. 

  • Teachers are provided with a LTP for art, which carefully plans for progression and depth. 
  • Trips and visiting experts are planned alongside topics to enhance the learning experience.
  • Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles and 3D work.They are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas and artists.
  • Art is taught in half termly rotation with DT.
  • The skills the children acquire are applied to their cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth. 
  • In Art, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work using key vocabulary, 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.

 Impact for Art and Design 


  • An Art Curriculum of high quality, which is well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress.
  • In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods: A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes; Pupil discussions about their learning; which includes discussion of their knowledge, ideas, vocabulary and evaluations of work.

Art and Design Long Term Plan



Art statement

At Norman Pannell children will explore a range of different techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture, and will use a variety of materials, from pencil and paint to charcoal and clay, to create their own art pieces. In addition, during Key Stage 2, children will study the works of some great artists, architects and designers from history.

Year6 making colour wheels

Art Club years 1 and 2

More from Monday night's Art club!

Monday Art Club years 1 and 2

Tuesday Art Club

Arts and Crafts Club, the children will experience different aspects of art including printing, modelling,designing and most importantly working collaboratively as a group to produce a school sculpture.

Year 6 Producing hats for the Christmas Play.

Lunch time Art Club, children making helmets

Sketch club.

sketching in the garden.

Lunch Time Sketch Club 

Children from years 1-6  enjoyed sketching and colouring in the reading garden. 

Year 5 painting settlements of the North Pole.

Mosaic Art

Norman Pannell Children enjoyed creating a whole school mosaic design which will be displayed at the front of the school. The junior children worked alongside the artist Hannah Jones in the first part of the project. 

Day 2 Mosaic Art 

The infant children enjoyed helping to complete the amazing school mosaic, by placing coloured tiles on the background. 

Year 2 and 3 enjoyed a crafts morning with their parents. 

The whole school visited Christ Church to take part in some Christmas arts and crafts.

Year 5 and 6 enjoy after school Art club. 

Year 3 Celebrate their Stone Age Topic. 

Year 3 decorating christmas baubles and stockings for the Belle Vale christmas tree.

Celebrating Diwali with Year 4

                                   Reception Messy Morning.


Parents and children enjoy creating work together. 

Class 3 enjoy creating Stone Age Paintings. 

Artist Frank Green visits Year 1 

"Dot-art Schools" is an interactive, online, inter-school, art competition, taking part on an annual basis and culminating in an exhibition in Liverpool city centre. Open to primary (year 6) and secondary (year 9) schools in the Liverpool City Region. It is designed to nurture talent, raise ambition, and take art out of the classroom and into the real world. Dot-art Schools offers a way of keeping young people engaged with the arts, allows them to see a creative career path, and encourages them to attend exhibitions and engage with culture, outside of school."


Our Y6 children have produced some outstanding artwork with the help of Miss Lamont at Art Club after school on Fridays during the Spring Term.  Three of the pieces have been selected for the final judgement, which takes place soon.  You can vote at:

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