The Art curriculum at Pear Tree Mead intends to develop the children’s skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, printing amongst many others areas of art.

The children are taught Art throughout their journey at PTM, from the Early Years through to Year 6. The children will be learning about the work of at least two contrasting artists. This promotes skills in describing similarities and differences and making links to their own work. In order to provide the very best for our budding artists we have created a PTM skills progression that allows different techniques to be experienced and quality art work to be produced.

Each year we provide our Artists with the opportunity to create a master piece that will be displayed for all to see. These are then celebrated in the community and within our school. We know how important it is for art work to get the recognition it deserves!

Inclusion – Art is extremely inclusive and all children thrive through the breadth of this subject. Children are allowed time to immerse themselves as artists and be creative. At PTM, children have taken part in a number of artistic things such as;

  • – Memory Projects
  • – Festive Projects
  • – Art Galleries
  • – Murals

Showing impact – The subject is assessed half termly through MME, teachers will assess who is on track based on the PTM skills being taught. The subject leader can then see if there are gaps and areas that need to be worked on with the children. The children will also have a chance to display their art work around the school.

Early Years Art

During the Early Years Foundation Stage, children experience a variety of experimental activities which allows them to use a range of materials and tools to prepare them for progression into Key Stage 1. This focussed on creativity and underpinning some fundamental fine motor control.


Key Stage 1 Art

Year 1:

David Hockney (English, cubism, pop art)

Monet (French, impressionism, realism)


Year 2

Piet Mondrian (Dutch, abstract, painting, geometric art)

L.S Lowry (English, painting, drawing)

Key Stage 2 Art

Year 3

Alberto Giacometti (Switzerland, Sculpture, Surrealism, Cubism, Expressionism)

Vincent Van Gogh (Netherlands, Modern art, pointillism, realism)


Year 4

Andy Warhol (American, printmaking, pop art)

Salvador Dali (Spanish, surrealism, expressionism)


Year 5

Banksy (English, graffiti, street art).

William Turner (romanticism, print maker and water colours)


Year 6

Damien Hirst (conceptual and sculpture, English, richest English artist).

Michelangelo (Italian, renaissance, sculpture)

 Please see our PTM skills for Art. These are for years 1-6. Click below. 

 Art curriculum objectives


  • Research the artist with your child at home so they can see some of the work they have produced. Visit Art Galleries or enrol on Art and Craft clubs outside of school.
  •  visit a website to support learning at home:
  • provide children with a range of artistic materials, such as paints, pens, crayons, scissors, collage materials, play dough etc.
  • Find places to display your child’s art e.g. refrigerator or children’s bedroom wall. By displaying your child’s art, this will build their confidence and sense of achievement.  Share this artwork with other family members, friends and teachers to show your appreciation of their attempts.
  • Discuss your child’s art work with them to encourage them to think about their ideas and express their feelings. For example, instead of asking ‘What have you drawn?’ say ‘Tell me about your picture?
  • Parents and carers to please let PTM know of any allergies or skin conditions that may effect the children when doing art. The activities can then be adapted effectively