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Curriculum Intent

We want all of our children to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking when learning about Earth Art, Colour Creations, African Art, Aboriginal Art, Super Sculptures, Henri Rousseau, Indian Art, Plant Art, Vincent Van Gogh, Jewellery Designers, Sonia Delaunay, Famous Buildings, Chinese Art, C.S. Lowry, A Sense of Place, Monet, Street Art and Expressing Yourself.


Curriculum Overview




Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term


The EYFS curriculum allows for flexible planning to respond to current events in the setting as well as the interests of children. We ensure our curriculum provides children with opportunities to:

  • safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function

Year 1

Earth Art 

Colour Creations

African Art

Year 2

Aboriginal Art

Super Sculptures

Henri Rousseau

Year 3

Vincent Van Gogh

Indian Art

Plant Art

Year 4

Jewellery Designers

Sonia Delaunay

Famous Buildings

Year 5


A Sense of Place

Chinese Art

Year 6


Street Art

Express Yourself

Art at Lawrence

Curriculum Impact


In every Art lesson, teachers use baseline assessments to regularly assess what the children know as the topic progresses and inform their future planning.


Assessment information is integral to our monitoring cycle.  Our monitoring cycle is developed at the beginning of each academic year.  Monitoring in Art includes: lesson observations, book scrutinies and pupil voice.

We made super paper structures. We were able to fold cut and stick accurately. and all the frog mouths were moving inside.

We made super light structures from wool, string, balloons and lots of glue.

For our sense of place topic, Year 5 have been to the Tate Liverpool to look at the optical illusions art gallery.  We discovered lots of famous artists such as Damien Hirst.  The children also enjoyed the Jim Lambie famous floor.

At the Tate Liverpool exploring various artists work to understand a sense of place

Year 5 busy making a surrealist painting.  They were inspired by a painting by Frida Khalo .  

We have discussed the meaning of surrealism and how it became very fashionable in the early  1920s.

Many artists have used surrealism and some still incorporate in works today.



Year 2 had been enjoying a very interesting story about a dragon.  We made our own super structures - the skills we all used were cutting out from the card, folding card to make a dragon body and coluring using precision in the lines.  



The challenge was weaving and to use a paper grid in the shape of an animal. We had to weave through the lines to create a woven effect in paper.

Year 3 are making an Indian face for a large mural.  We will add faces and patterns from Indian culture to make our mural.

Our Masks!

We have been using recycled materials from home and around school. 

Super paper structures. We used card to make a wide mouth frog eating flies.

Sonia Delaunay and Orphism

Still image for this video


Our children are becoming artists at Lawrence by developing:


  • The ability to use visual language skilfully and convincingly (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights and accentuate their individuality.
  • The ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form.
  • The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination.
  • The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media. An impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craft makers and designers.
  • The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings. Independence, initiative and originality which they can use to develop their creativity.
  • The ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skilfully and inventively to realise intentions and capitalise on the unexpected. The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others.