Southfield Close, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 5YN



Driffield Northfield Infant School

We love to be artists just like Arlie!


Expressive Arts and Design - 3 and 4 year old children

Draw with increasing complexity and detail, such as representing a face with a circle and including details. 

Show different emotions in their drawings and paintings, like happiness, sadness, fear etc. 

Use drawing to represent ideas like movement or loud noises. 

Expressive Arts and Design  - Children in reception. 

Explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express their ideas and feelings. 

Return to and build on their previous learning, refining ideas and developing their ability to represent them.  (ASSESSMENT)

Create collaboratively, sharing ideas, resources and skills. 

The areas of the Statutory Framework for the EYFS are met through both discrete lessons as well as ongoing provision. The children access many different resources such as scissors, paint, crayons, pencils within the different areas. They are able to create pieces of art which develop their creativity and technique as well as fine and gross motor skills. Children in EYFS are taught basic skills including holding equipment correctly and how to draw basic shapes, objects and people. Staff ensure there is a variety of resources available to them and help to develop their imaginations. Activities linked to the whole school topic are used to inspire the children to be creative as well as links to the work of artists throughout the academic year.

(KS1) Years 1 and 2

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products;
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to  develop  and  share  their  ideas,  experiences and imagination;
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space;
  • Learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making  links  to  their own work.


At Driffield Northfield Infant School Key Stage 1 children continue their art journey to inspire and achieve. To develop the skills already learned in Foundation Stage children have access to ongoing provision in year one, however the children complete challenges linked to the topic and lessons taught in other subjects. Children in year one and two are taught about the works of artists and develop pieces of work based on different genres of art, to avoid repetition the staff produce long term plans to show what is being taught and artists  they are learning about. There is a wide variety to ensure interest and excitement. Children produce work for their own art folder in year one and sketchbook in year two as well as classroom and whole school displays. Work is linked to the topics and children are able to discuss what they are doing, what medium they are using and as they progress towards the end of year 1 and start year 2, they develop the ability to discuss their art and evaluate their work.

Artists we look at. 

(Other artists may be used as inspiration but there will be no repetition throughout school)

Year Group




Van Gogh

Continuous provision: Andy Goldsworthy (Nature art to create sea creatures)

Jackson Pollock


Van Gogh (revisit from Autumn term)




Year 1

Andy Warhol and or/ Henry Matisse (ICT/Elmer collage)

Axel  Scheffler



Spring/Summer 1 (depending on task, Zog for Dragons or Gruffalo for deep dark woods)

Summer (mosaic under the sea pictures)

Year 2



Steven Brown






 Long term plan, art - Google Docs.pdfDownload
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Here are some photos of our artwork taken in Spring 2024. Just look at the amazing progress we make during our lessons at Driffield Northfield Infant School.

  • The pictures of the 3 bears are done by Foundation children and the pictures of Paddington Bear are done a year later in year 1, we used pictures to help us and also a YouTube video. Below is the link to the video we watched to help us follow step by step instructions on how to draw Paddington Bear. This gives us lots of ideas on how to start our picture and where to add detail. 
  • The Chinese blossom was done by Foundation children using water colour paints and the observational drawing of the beautiful primulas were done by year 2 children. 
  • Kipper was done by year 1, following on from the Matisse group work Foundation complete, using our discussion skills and talking about our ideas. 
  • Year 2 created the Kandinsky Elmer art, again following on from the Elmer work done in year 1 when we think about Elmer day and how we are all unique.
  • Year 2 created the fire of London art work using all their knowledge of brush strokes and the work they do on The Great Fire of London.