Art and Design


Statement of Intent

Our intent at Parkdale is that every child embraces their inner artist, to value the impact of art within our lives and to stimulate curiousity, creativity and imagination. Our Art and Design curriculum provides children of all abilities with opportunities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern, different materials and processes.



The Artsmark Award is a creative quality standard for schools accredited by the Arts Coucil England and we are so excited to be starting our journey towards achieving the Artsmark Award.  Our main goal is to develop and celebrate our commitment to arts and cultural education for all at Parkdale.  The Artsmark will help to:

  • Build young people’s confidence, character and resilience through arts and cultural education
  • Embed creativity across the whole curriculum
  • Celebrate our commitment to cultural education with pupils, staff and our local community

Art Notices

Art outdoors!

Art outdoors!

Reception were feeling very inspired on our visit to see the new Forest School site. We decided to collect fallen leaves and petals and make some art outdoors. Here are some of the pieces we created.

KS1 African Drumming Workshop

KS1 African Drumming Workshop

KS1 had a fantastic time at their African Drumming Workshop!  They enjoyed learning about West Afican Drumming and how to play different rhythms. Thanks to FOP for funding this workshop!

Year 1 & 2 African Drumming Workshop

Year 1 & 2 African Drumming Workshop

On Friday 26th April, the children in Year 1 and 2 will be taking part in an exciting West African drumming workshop. Judith from Beat Feet Drumming will be hosting dynamic and energetic workshops throughout the morning, that guarantee plenty of participation &...

Inspired Art

Inspired Art

Lovely to see some of our youngest children taking our sustainability and protecting the environment message to heart! What a beautiful piece of art to celebrate our eco-message.  

Art and Design Gallery

Art Documents & Resources

Curriculum Information

Art and Design on a Page
Art and Design Subject Review



Medium Term Planning
Art and Design Progression of Knowledge

Projects & Homework

STEAM Week March 2021

Whole School Art Project - The Natural World June 2021


Useful Links

Free Stock Photos & Videos

Pexels – free to use images and videos

Whole School Art Project 2020