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Art and Design

Art and Design


At St Mary's, we aim to ensure that all children can learn and develop their key skills in drawing, painting and sculpting by teaching a broad range of skills taken from the National Curriculum.

Each child has their own sketch book for the purpose of developing their artistic skills and showcasing their learning, development and understanding.

Children learn subject specific vocabulary that enriches their understanding of key skills and concepts which they then apply to their own ideas. All children have the opportunity to learn about famous artists and their impact on culture and artistic movements.

We use a See, think, wonder approach - children look at artwork, study pieces carefully and generate their own ideas and responses to the art they have encountered.




During the autumn term, children explore the work of  Jackson Pollock and Andy Goldsworthy.



KS1 and KS2

Over the autumn term, children are inspired by the work of Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, Antony Gormley, Claude Monet, L S Lowry and Auguste Rodin.





Art and Design Curriculum Overview 23-24

Art & Design Curriculum Statement

Take a look at some of our learning in Art so far this year