New Bolsover Primary School

  1. Our School
  2. Curriculum
  3. Art & Design

Art & Design

At New Bolsover, art is a subject that many children find exciting and engaging. The curriculum we offer is highly adapted to suit the children’s needs and interests and explores many different techniques and artists, giving children the chance to experiment and most importantly, have fun and be creative!

Art at New Bolsover starts right from nursery and progresses up through school, with new skills being taught and previously learned techniques being built upon to give children the confidence to apply them to their own work.

We are lucky enough to have access to lots of resources which are used in lessons. It is important to us that children access a variety of different resources as this allows them to make their own decisions about their art work. We also like to experiment with different techniques and finding different ways to apply materials to create different effects.


Lantern Parade

Every year, we work with Junction Arts to create lanterns for the lantern parade in Bolsover. The children love making the lanterns and have a fantastic day being creative. We always look forward to seeing the newest design ideas and of course venturing out in the cold to take part in the parade!


River Project

Year 6 were involved in using different materials/media to build their own river systems. The children used their growing understanding of rivers to inform their choices and design.

Artsmark Award

We are currently working towards the Artsmark Award in conjunction with other local primary schools and The Bolsover Secondary School.


We use the Kapow scheme of work for Art and Design. 

The scheme is used by key stage 1 and 2 and provides full coverage of the Art and Design curriculum as well as incorporating SMSC development.

Content includes:

  • Making skills
  • Generating ideas
  • Formal elements
  • Knowledge of artists
  • Evaluating

The curriculum overview can be found here.

The progression document can be found here.