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Merryhills Primary School

Art and Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

Please see below for our Art Vision and Knowledge and Progression Map:

Art VisionArt Knowledge and Progression

Take One Picture

Each year the children take part in Take One Picture, as part of a programme for the National Gallery. Take One Picture is a national programme which aims to inspire a life long love of art and learning. The children are given a different picture as a stimuli each year. See below for our 2023 Submission:

top 2023 submission.pdf

Please see some examples of Art in sketchbooks from across the school: