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St Mary’s C of E Primary School

‘Learning for Life’


Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity (National Curriculum 2014). We want art to give children the courage to express their unique selves through creativity, experimentation and freedom of choice. Our art curriculum provides opportunities for the progression of skills, brain development, self-esteem, challenge and enjoyment by looking at art work from a range of artists, cultures and time periods. We love to make art and design enjoyable and motivating for children as this will help develop positive attitudes in school and life beyond school.


Our Curriculum, which covers the objectives detailed in 2014 National Curriculum, is taught weekly. Within each unit, the children will be using their own sketch books to focus on a particular artist, culture or art movement where they will research, explore, experiment and apply learnt techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. The curriculum is delivered consistently across the school in a series of lessons that complement each other and build upon prior learning. Art is also used to enrich other subjects across the curriculum, allowing creative children to flourish.  The skills taught will be built upon as the children make their way through school.