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Intent/What we aim to do through our Art and Design Curriculum

At St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, through the provision of our Art and Design Curriculum, it is our aim for pupils to learn to:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

In addition, at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, through the provision of Art and Design based knowledge, skills, experiences and opportunities, it is our aim for all pupils to:

  • develop their own identities
  • become well-rounded
  • help make the world a better place
  • feel safe and confident to explore as well as contribute and take risks
  • strive for excellence
  • develop inquisitive minds and become self-motivated learners
  • develop a lifelong love of learning

Adaptations are made to Art lessons to ensure that all children are able to access the curriculum and are not disadvantaged by Special Educational Needs or Disability.

Catholic Social Teaching is integral to our whole curriculum. Here are some examples of where this can be seen in Art and Design:

Common Good - In Year 5 we study Suprematism and look at the work of Kasimir Malovech and consider when we should stand up to authority to ensure the good of each and all.

Human Dignity - in Year 4 we look at portraiture (within Fauvism) and look at the work of Emily Charmy to create beautiful images in the likeness of God.

Option for the Poor - in Year 4 we study Naive Art and look at the work of Laurence Lowry and see how artists who could not afford to formally study art still managed to become successful artists.

Participation - in our 'Whole School Art Days' all children participate in creating artwork collectively. So far we have based our Art Days on the work of Yayoi Kusama and the French artists - Claude Monet and Paul Cezanne.

Stewardship - In Year 3 we study Environment Art and the work of Andrew Goldsworthy whereby we guard God's creation by creating artwork in a sustainable way that enhances the well-being of the planet.

Implementation/How we teach Art and Design

Please find below three progression grids, which detail the Art and Design knowledge and skills that all pupils should acquire as they progress from Nursery through to Year 6.

Please find below the knowledge organisers that children are given at the start of each new Art and Design unit being taught. A knowledge organiser is a single sheet of paper that lists all of the important facts that pupils should know by the end of a unit of work.

Autumn 1 Knowledge Organisers

Impact/Children's Learning

Year 3 - Autumn 1

Year 5 - Autumn 1

Y5 Digital Art!.mp4

Year 4 - Autumn 2


Year 6 - Autumn 2

Interest Zone

Please find below a list of websites that you may wish to explore with your child. The ‘Ducksters’ website contains information about the history of art, as does the ‘Tate’ website. However, the ‘Tate’ website, in addition to all of the other listed websites, also provides art tutorials and activities for children to engage with.

The History of Art



Art Tutorials and Activities














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