“Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else” – Sydney Gurewitz Clemens



During their time in Mersey Park, the children will be exposed to a range of Art genres. The children will visit each genre multiple times to ensure progression of skills. Art is, for most pupils, a natural form of expression and a source of great pleasure so we encourage pupils to develop their creative and imaginative talents through learning skills and techniques. The children use a variety of materials and tools including drawing, painting and sculpture, whilst using sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas using their Mersey Park Mindset. Pupils are taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different types of art, artists and designers.


Listed below is an outline of some of the work covered within each year group:


To view the overview for our Art and Design curriculum please follow the link for your child’s year group:

Art and Design Long Term Overview Year 1

Art and Design Long Term Overview Year 2

Art and Design Long Term Overview Year 3

Art and Design Long Term Overview Year 4

Art and Design Long Term Overview Year 5

Art and Design Long Term Overview Year 6


Click below to view the progression of skills across the year groups for Art and Design:

Art Progression of Skills



We were awarded the Silver Arts Mark in 2019, celebrating our ambitions for high quality arts and cultural provision.

The seven Quality Principles of the Artsmark Award are:
1. Striving for excellence and innovation
2. Being authentic
3. Being exciting, inspiring and engaging
4. Ensuring a positive and inclusive experience
5. Actively involving children and young people
6. Enabling personal progression
7. Developing belonging and ownership