Here at Stobhillgate First School we believe that children who engage with and study the arts alongside other subjects are able to significantly boost their achievement. Integrating arts into the curriculum shows improved student performance in Maths, English, critical thinking and verbal skills. All of which are essential for future success. Arts education helps with developing skills and ways of working that will benefit our children in the future in whatever path they choose to follow.

  • The leading people in any field are those who can think creatively and innovatively. Making and participating in the arts aids the development of these skills.
  • When you study art you learn to work both independently and collaboratively, you also gain experience in time management.
  • Studying the arts teaches determination and resilience – qualities useful to any career. It teaches us that it is okay to fail, to not get things totally right the first time and to have the courage to start again. 

‘It doesn’t matter if you’re going to study history or geography or science, you still need to be creative because the people who are the outliers in those fields are the most creative people. To have art eroded in schools is disastrous…’

Cornelia Parker, artist

Art Units

Year GroupAutumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
1Cave ArtPaul Klee (Collage)Andy Goldworthy (Working with Nature)
2Georgia O'Keeffe (Painting)Barbara Garrison (Collography)Niki de Saint Phalle (Animal Sculptures)
3Hokusai (Printing Famous Landmarks) Pompeii (Mosaic) Robert Sweeny (Paper Sculptures)
4Monet (Impressionism- painting en plein air)Matisse (Collage) Henry Moore (Family Unit Sculptures)

The development of drawing skills will be taught in all units.

Our Art Intent, Implementation and Impact statement can be found here

Morpeth Partnership Curriculum Progression Document

We have been working closely with the Morpeth Partnership to produce documentation for each subject area.  These documents ensure clear progression and map out the teaching and learning journey your child will take in relation to each specific subject through each phase of their education.

Morpeth Partnership Art Progression Document