Our intent:

St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School understands that art helps to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own
works of art. Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. Our school is committed to encouraging pupils’ curiosity and creativity, allowing them to think critically
and develop a thorough understanding of art and its place in the world.


The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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

We have a love of Art and Design at St.Mary’s because it can give us all opportunities to shine creatively. This is an integral subject in our curriculum and it is used in many cross-curricular ways. The children have sketch books and they have success criteria and key learning objectives to support their skills progression. We award an art trophy at the end of each school year alongside our music trophy.

Class 2 children enjoyed a wonderful trip to BBC media City: Van Gough Live exhibition