April 10, 2017

Art and Design

Art and Design Co-Ordinator

Mrs N Tonkin

At St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, we understand and value the importance of giving the children opportunities to express their own creativity through  art, craft and design. Through an engaging and exciting curriculum we motivate, inspire, challenge and support our pupils to develop their skills. By allowing children to open up their imagination they can create, design , invent and experiment with different artistic mediums. These skills allow them  to produce,  invent and create their own works of art and design that they can truly be proud of.  Pupil progression is developed to enable them to  think critically and develop a greater understanding of art and design. As part of their studies they will be enabled to understand how art and design play a huge part in history and culture.


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.

Key stage 1

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Key stage 2

Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.