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. At Thrybergh Fullerton we encourage the children to find enjoyment, fulfilment and achievement in art, craft and design and to see themselves as artists, designers and craft workers. We value the art work of our children and celebrate their achievements with high quality displays, fostering a real sense of pride in their work. We teach our children to appreciate the work of artists and craftspeople and to use them as valuable sources of inspiration for their own work. They are also encouraged to evaluate their own work and that of their peers. Throughout all year groups, we offer a wide range of creative opportunities to develop artistic skills in drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, textiles and printing. We build on the artistic skills, experience and understanding which each child already possesses, ensuring a progression of key skills.

Art at Thrybergh Fullerton

Long term Planning

Cornerstones Curriculum 22 Topics

How is Knowledge Sequenced in Art

Art Subject Sequence

Assessment Maps for Art

Y1 Funny Faces and Fabulous Features

Y1 Rain and Sunrays

Y4 Islamic Art

Y4 Statues, Statuettes, and Figurines

The National Curriculum for Art

Primary National Curriculum - Art and Design


Art Curriculum Overview

Curriculum 22 Art and Design Overview

Art Vocabulary

Art Vocabulary

Ammonite Sketching

Historic Heroes started off their new Ammonite Art companion project with some sketching.

Inuit Soap Sculptures

Persevering Pioneers turned their skills to soap sculpting. Everyone had sore fingers after this.

Tints, Tones and Shades

Y6 have been looking at art work and exploring the different tints, tones and shades of colours used. We have some very competent artists blooming. Keep an eye out for our future work!

Bell Beaker Pottery Sketching

We kicked off our Prehistoric Pots topic by sketching some Bell Beaker Pottery. This type of pottery was first used in the Bronze Age. Over the next few weeks we will learn different techniques and make some of our own. So keep an eye out for our creations!

Bees, Beetles and Butterflies

Over this topic Year 6 have completed sketch book pages, colour charts and observational drawings. To finish the topic off, they made some pop art bees. 

Natural Weavings

Our new art topic is Beautiful Botanicals. We collected natural materials from outside and used them to make out natural weavings on our looms. 


Mosaic Masters

Year 3 have been learning all about mosaics and have become Mosaic Masters. They have looked at pieces that are over a thousand years old and mosaic pictures from all around the world. They completed the topic by creating their own mosaic using tesserae pieces.  

Leaf Printing

In the Year 3 topic Beautiful Botanicals, the children collected some interesting leaves and then printed them in different ways.