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Welcome to the Art and Design page!

At Northcote Primary, we believe that Art and Design lessons can provide children with opportunities to develop imagination and creative thinking.

On this page, you will find a breakdown of the topics we cover in Art throughout the school year, a few examples of the fantastic Art and Design lessons across the school and internet links that you might find useful at home.

If you have any questions about Art and Design, then ask your class teacher or see Mrs Dwyer (the Art and Design coordinator).

Art Policy 2017.pdf

The Northcote Art and Design Curriculum and Expectations.

Long term planning overview art.pdf
year 1.docx
year 2.docx
year 3.docx
year 4.docx
year 5.docx
year 6.docx

Pupil Voice Survey Autumn 2018

Here at Northcote we value the thoughts and ideas of our children. Mrs Dwyer carried out a pupil voice questionnaire with the purpose to identify and address any areas for improvement. The results were very pleasing over all and found that the children at our school feel valued and are proud of their work. They say that behavior in art lessons is good and that they would choose to come even if they didn’t need to. They also know how to improve and evaluate their work, using their ‘I can statements to assess their own learning.

Areas to address –

67% of children enjoy working in groups during art. 

42% couldn’t name a famous artist

Pupil Voice Results

Year 4 have been studying the artist Keith Drury and produced a piece of art called ‘Our City Liverpool’

Well done to our KS1 Shoebox Story Project winners!


We had some fantastic entries for our Shoebox Story Project.

The children decorated shoeboxes as a scene from their favourite story. We love reading here at Northcote and our children have wonderful imaginations and creativity. Here are just a few examples!

Art Exhibition in partnership with My Masterpiece

Here at Northcote Primary we are proud of the outstanding pieces of art work we have displayed around the school. Just take a look!

Art in Northcote Primary

In Autumn 2017 we worked together as a whole school to create mosaic art work in the style of Henri Matisse. Each phase worked on re-creating the following pieces;

EYFS ‘The Snail’ (assisted by our Northcote Art Ambassadors)
KS1 ‘The Fall of Icarus’
KS2 ‘Sorrow of the King’

Whole School Matisse Art Project


National Gallery of Art – Childrens Page
Examples of outstanding pieces of art completed by other children. Also a platform for ideas for your own art projects.

Drawing with shapes
A wonderful online site that has tools similar to ‘paint’.

Crayola Online
Here you can play fun games and print off your own resources.

Activity Village
Free printables for all occasions. Greetings cards, colouring pages and craft ideas.

Explore Your Perspective!
Interactive site to help with the conception of perspective.

Mr Picasso Head
Create your very own Picasso style portrait.

Food Faces
Make your own face out of food.