Nether Kellet Primary School
Nether Kellet Primary School


Our art is linked with our whole school themes (for theme overviews please click on Theme tab). We focus on a specific art skill area each term. The 6 skills are: collage, painting, 3d, printing, textile and digital art. We cover each of these aspects once every two years across the school. Drawing is a continuous skill that is developed every term alongside the focus skill. We also seek to link our art, where possible, to the work of famous artists or to specific artistic traditions. We have an art blog which is accessed from our website showcasing some of the amazing art that we do.

Please see the bottom of the page for our progressions of knowledge and skills for the different aspects of Art.


Oak Class’ fish weaving

Oak Class’s weaving to make an ocean for their rainbow fish.

Chestnut Class created weaving designs using a range of textiles.

Sycamore Class used back stitch and cross stitch in their stitched images of sea creatures.

Sycamore Class used a range of wools and embroidery threads to create sea-themed weaving.

Beech Class designed and made cushions as a Design Technology and art project.  They planned, designed, made and evaluated their designs. They used the skills of batiq and tie-dye to decorate.  They used sewing skills to join the two sides of the cushion together and create a fastening.

Beech Class imitated the wave paintings of Maggie Hambling in their paintings and used these as inspiration for their applique textile pieces.  They used a range of stitches and sewing techniques.

Under the sea textile art


Tropical fruit block printing and tropical fruit etchings and screen printing

Self portraits by Oak and Sycamore Classes. Self-portraits by Beech Class in the style of Frida Kahlo.

Staff portraits by Beech Class

David Hockney Perspective studies by Y5 and 6 using oil pastels and watercolour

David Hockney Perspective studies by Y5 and 6

Growth Mindset artwork based on the book ‘A Muddle of Mistakes’

Cartoon Art workshop by Kev Sutherland

Oak Class leaf art

Portraits of Beech Class in the style of Chuck Chase

Oak Class observational drawings of flowers

Oak Class portraits with black pen