Art and Design

Our Intent:

St Mary's Art and Design curriculum gives children opportunities to appreciate the art and design around them, as well as opportunities to exercise their observations, creativity and imagination.

  • Children explore and experiment with their increasing understanding of colour, form, line, space, texture and pattern.
  • During their time at the school, they use a range of materials, processes and media to communicate what they observe, feel, think and believe.
  • They are taught drawing, painting, printing, craft and sculpture.
  • Children appreciate and take inspiration from artists, craft makers and designers.
  • Core texts and cross curricular themes are often used to stimulate ideas and to provide meaningful contexts.
  • Children are encouraged to grow the language used to describe the art and design they observe and create.
  • They explore different influences including historical, religious and cultural.
  • During their time at St Mary's, children learn to appreciate the work of artists both on-line and in the environment around them, including St Mary's Church.
  • Children are taught to be aware of how the materials and processes they choose impact on the environment.
  • Children learn that art can be a therapeutic experience and can have a positive impact on their mental and spiritual wellbeing.

You can find our skills and knowledge progression for our Art and Design curriculum below.