Art

Art goodies in backpack

There is a lot more to studying art at school than just playing with paints. In this section of the site you'll find what is taught in the curriculum in EYFS art, KS1 art and KS2 art and how to have fun with art projects at home.

Articles

Boy and girl covered in paint
National curriculum art – what they learn
Help to spark your child's artistic streak with these useful tips.
Children's painted hands
5 primary school art projects to try at home
Art is part of the national curriculum and one of the subjects your child will be taught at school. Teacher and parent Phoebe Doyle offers some practical project ideas and suggestions to help expand their knowledge and experience at home.
Face Britain project, www.facebritain.org.uk
What your child can learn from doing a self portrait
Children often draw pictures of themselves, along with friends and family. Self portraits are actually a key part of learning and personal development, so provide the paper, pencils and opportunity for your child to have a go.

Worksheets

Drawing 2D shapes worksheet
Drawing 2D shapes
Practise drawing the following shapes: a semi-circle; a shape with 4 corners; an octagon; a shape with 3 sides; a hexagon; a shape with no corners; a shape with 4 equal length sides; a shape with 1 side; a pentagon. You might find you have the same shape in more than one box. A ruler will help you draw straight lines.
Drawing a 2D-shape picture worksheet
Drawing a 2D-shape picture
Find a ruler (for drawing straight lines) and some coins (to help you draw circles). Draw a picture using: 5 circles; 6 squares; 4 rectangles; 3 semi-circles; 2 triangles; 1 hexagon; 1 pentagon.
Draw a local map worksheet
Draw a local map
Worksheet with pictures to encourage your child to draw a map of the place where they live.
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Summer brain boosting challenges

Brain-boosting challenges

Juggle fruit. Work on the technology of the future. Plot and design a lost city, create a zoo of invented animals, learn to talk sdrawkcab and bake a pizza clock and a pastry map. How many of our wonderful brain-boosting challenges can you fit into a school holiday? All you need are some art materials, imagination and an enquiring mind to have a go at a whole host of practical and reflective activities, suitable for primary-school children (and parents, of course). Have fun!

Gnome

Meet the Homework Gnome

Find out what this cheeky chap has to say about art and culture in the past:

Greek life and culture
Egyptian life and culture
Roman life and culture

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