Art & Design

Art and design, in our school curriculum, engages, challenges and inspires pupils right from when they begin school in nursery to when they reach Year 6. Within lessons, children are provided with many exciting, hands-on opportunities to engage in art and design. They are also equipped with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress on their journey, they become more able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.


In the past we have had various artists coming into out school to work with children from different year groups. Recently, artist Peter Swidrak, led a 'Famous Artists' art workshop for Year 3 and 4 children. During this exciting workshop, children explored art work created by famous astists, displayed in an exhibition. Inspired by the artist Paul Klee, children created their own art work:

"I really enjoyed making my own repeated pattern with the coloured paper," Sarya Hassan (Class 3A).

Children in Year 5 and 6 made a creative piece of artwork based on a sculptural idea, in the style of artist Barbara Hepworth.


Key areas of learning in art & design at Mount Pleasant include:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Mixed media
  • Digital art
  • Evaluating own and others’ work

Children are given opportunities to experiment with a range of art materials including: mod roc, paint, collage, papier mache and sketching. They also become familiar with the work of famous artists, including Vincent Van Goph, Andy Warhol, Carl Warner and many more!


Year 3 Ancient Greek mask designs

Year 4 Roman shields designs

Year 3 fruit and vegetable art inspired by artist Giuseppe Archimboldo

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