Art and Design

‘Shine like stars in the universe’ 

Philippians 2;15

Our vision provides a guiding light to the pupils, staff, Governors and parents to ensure we have a dynamic mix of high achievement for all, exceptional pastoral care and expansive opportunities for the children. We want our children to become the exemplary citizens of the future. We are a vibrant, happy, family orientated community where everyone really feels they can flourish and  achieve anything to which they set their hearts and minds.


Our Art and Design Curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and is delivered through the KAPOW scheme unit planning. The units within the revised scheme are designed so that children experience the fundamentals of art through broad and balanced units, including exploration of the work of a wide range of artists and makers. Units guide pupils in the skills required to explore, analyse and discuss art. They are encouraged to combine their knowledge of what constitutes ‘art’, specific artists and techniques with their own experiences to evaluate artworks and to inform their own creative practices. Each unit works towards all of the National curriculum attainment targets. This allows pupils to develop their knowledge and skills around the formal elements in a holistic way.

Our Curriculum Leader: Amanda Gledhill
Our Curriculum Governor: Tom Hanson

Please click to follow the links to each document listed:

Art Long term Overview

Art Progression Document

Art Vocabulary Progression from EYFS to Y6

Art and Design Policy

Enriching our curriculum in 2024 – 2025
Summer 2024Art
  • Art teacher visiting Y5/Y6 from Thirsk School
Autumn 2024Art
  • Our Art Gallery. Valerie from the gallery will be hosting our themed work
  • Art teacher visiting from All Saints CE Secondary School
Spring 2025Art
  • Art teacher visiting Y3/Y4 from Northallerton College

South Otterington CE Primary School is strongly committed to using the Ethical Leadership Framework to create and uphold an ethos that stresses high achievement, equal opportunities, the valuing of cultural diversity, the provision of a secure environment, partnerships with parents and the wider community.