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Sea View Primary School

Reaching new horizons



Artists of Sea View

The purpose of studying art.


Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms


In Nursery we use a mixture of adult led activities and children's own creativity in expressing art. The children have experimented using different media and materials and a variety of tools to create marks and images with. We have explored colour and colour mixing.

Colour mixing

Using different materials in our creations.


We have been practising our drawing skills to add more detail on our sketches.

As part of our topic Come Outside we enjoyed making a collage from the story The Little Raindrop which is all about the weather using a range of media and materials.

We have reading the story of the Hungry Caterpillar and did some Eric Carle themed Artwork.

We have been learning about why we wear poppies and have been creating our own using a variety of media and materials.

Year One

We loved learning about Monet and creating our own versions of Monet’s famous Waterlillies.

Year Two

William Morris

In Spring term, we have been learning about the artist William Morris who was famous for his floral patterns inspired by nature. We created our own Morris-inspired patterns and used oil pastels to colour them.

Jackson Pollock

In Year 2, we have been learning about Jackson Pollock and his interesting techniques. We used Pollock's drip technique to create out own Autumn leaves in the style of his work. We learned all about his life and work. It was so much fun!

Year Three

Cave art

During our Stone Age topic, the children loved exploring the cave paintings and trying to interpret the meaning of the art.  They had a go at making some with fantastic results.  

Henri Rousseau

During our topic on the rainforest, we have been looking at the work of Henri Rousseau and his 'jungle' style paintings.  These are our creations in his style.

Year Four

In the Autumn term we studied portraiture and the work of different artists such as Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso and Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Look at our amazing inspired portraits and exploration of their art work.

Our Spring term topic has been focusing on textiles linked to our natural disasters topic. We started by exploring different artists and their natural disasters inspired artwork. We then designed our own felt squares based on a natural disaster and practiced our stitching, so we can join them together to make one piece of artwork. 

Year Five

One Point Perspective.

In Year 5 we have been exploring lines and how to create dimensions within a picture. We studied the work of famous artists ,discovering the vanishing points which draw the viewer in.

Our cityscapes give the illusion of looking up to the skies...

Tone , Line and Texture.

In the Autumn term we studied the work of Van Gogh exploring his use of colour and texture. Through the use of viewfinders we explored his use of blending colour and patterns to create movement . We looked at how his artwork changed over time and created 3D models of work inspired by his painting of his bedroom in Arles.

A timeline of Van Gogh's life and exploring colour.

Our 3D Chairs inspired by Van Gogh's painting of his "Bedroom in Arles".

Exploring movement in his famous painting, "Starry Night."

Year Six

Pop Art

As part of our art topic, we have explored the work of Roy Lichtenstein. We looked at some of his most famous pieces of work and resized them creating our very own version. We then moved onto looking at Op Art studying the work of Bridget Riley, focusing closely on making optical illusions using only black and white.

Roy Lichtenstein

Bridget Riley


  • Reception 90.44
  • Year 1 96.44
  • Year 2 93.88
  • Year 3 94.79
  • Year 4 93.75
  • Year 5 93.75
  • Year 6 92.36
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Sea View Primary, Horsley Hill Community Campus,

Norham Avenue North, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 7TD

Telephone: 01914274343


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