St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

Living and Learning Together - Shining in our Faith


At St Mary's, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children's entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art is important and enables a child to develop and enhance their individual creativity, express their ideas and understanding and to work both individually and collaboratively with others. Art stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. We aim to provide an art curriculum which inspires, engages and challenges children - enabling pupils to communicate what they see, feel and think through use of colours, texture, form and pattern.


Our art curriculum provide children with an opportunity to experience all art forms: drawing, 3D designs and print making, sculpture, textiles and collage and all pupils are encouraged to experiment with a range of different materials and techniques to bring their ideas to life. 

The children are given opportunities to practise are and design techniques when using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. they also evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design. We use sketch books in key stage 1 and 2.

The children revise art vocabulary on a weekly basis - to build a rich bank of vocabulary with clear definitions and understanding.


Through the work of artists and designers, children explore ideas and meaning. Additionally, as they learn about the history, roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact that it has on life and that of different times and cultures. Children should know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture and creativity of our nation.


For any additional information regarding the art curriculum please contact Mrs. Sykes ( Subject Lead) or Mr. J Smith (Subject Governor).