“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist when they grow up.”

– Pablo Picasso.

50 Art activities to try before you leave Clapgate Primary School

Here are 50 art activities for you to try before you leave Clapgate Primary School. Lots of these are covered through our art curriculum but you might want to try some of these at home. In school, you will have an art passport which will be stamped by an adult each time you complete an art activity. If you do work at home you can bring it in to show your teacher or Miss Webster and we will stamp your passport. How many will you do?

Art at Clapgate

Art at Clapgate is creative and focuses on developing the children’s understanding and knowledge of artists both living and non-living and specific art movements from history including the great masters. The children follow a scheme of work which encourages them to learn about the 6 key areas of art : drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, textiles and collage. They have access to a range of different art materials and work in a purpose built art room with space and light. The children look at existing art work to create their own interpretations and style and are actively encouraged to share their favourite art form or artist through their own way of working. Where possible we make strong links to other areas of the school curriculum and their learning. We endeavour to send children to secondary school with a strong skills set and knowledge of art.

Overview of Subject Approach 

Please see the document below which clearly outlines our overview of approach.

Art At Clapgate Overview

Learner Profile

Here you will find our subject learner profile for Art.

Learner Profile – Art

Long Term Plan

Please see the document below which outlines our Art curriculum. 


Progression Grids

Below you will find the skills progression grids for Art.









Additional Information




Useful Links – national curriculum for Art at KS1 and KS2

http://www.– Leeds Art Gallery – The Hepworth Art Gallery – The Yorkshire Sculpture Park – great ideas and information about Art at primary level – local events and information on Art

Art exhibition Autumn 1 2020

This is a showcase of some of the work from across school in Autumn term 2020. Here you will find examples of painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, textiles and printing.