Art and Design at St. Mary's
"Creativity is contagious, pass it on."
At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, our knowledge based curriculum is designed to build on children’s prior learning and experiences by fostering resilience, encouraging children’s thirst for new experiences and developing skills of enquiry. All children should have challenging, stimulating, creative and inspirational opportunities within Art and Design, sequenced following the school’s curriculum map building on prior skills, knowledge and vocabulary. Children should work independently and have the opportunity to collaborate with others. We intend to teach the children a balance of knowledge of art and the skills required, with individuality and creativeness flowing through everything they do. It enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.
Art and Design is a huge focus at St Mary's and children are able to express themselves in a creative way. Children focus on a topic every half term and immerse themselves into artists, movements and materials!
The children develop their art and design skills progressively in the following areas:
We want our children at St. Mary's to leave with a love of art. To appreciate different artists and their styles, to feel differently towards different pieces of art and to acknowledge why. We want children to be equipped with the skills of different media and feel empowered to produce pieces of art they are proud of.
How is Art and Design taught at St Mary's?
Following the school's curriculum map, each class focuses on an enquiry question that gives them a balance of knowledge in art and the skills requires, with individuality and creativeness flowing through everything they do. The children are able to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Art is celebrated in every class at St Mary's, encouraging children's thirst for new experiences and developing skills of enquiry! Each child from Year 1, all the way up to Year 6 has their own sketchbook which allows them to develop the skills required for the enquiry question and is designed to build on children's prior knowledge.