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Art and Design at St. Christopher's RC Primary School

Purpose of study

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


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.

Subject Curriculum Overview

Amazing Artists

Year 1 have studied Piet Mondrian.

Year 2 printed with polystyrene tiles after inspiration from the park.
Year 5 made sculptures based on Ancient Greek Architecture.
Year 6 sketched and painted beautiful pictures of Conway Castle.
Year 6 Mayan Masks
Out and About
Year 2 looked at the Anthony Gormley statues entitled 'Another Place' when they visited Crosby Beach. There are 100 statues on the beach all made out of cast iron. Well worth a visit!
Picture 1
Art Immersion Day

On Monday 15th December the children came into school to find that the school hall had been turned into a Winter Wonderland over the weekend. A letter was found addressed to the children asking them for their help. It was from Frosty the Snowman! You can read the letter below and also look at all the tasks that Frosty asked the children to carry out during the day.

We all had an exciting day and used lots of different art techniques to create beautiful art work that will be displayed on our corridors and porch areas. Children were invited to a special assembly at the end of the day to explain what they had created.

Have a look at the photos. Can you spot your work?


A big thank you from Mrs Hall and Frosty for all the hard work and enthusiasm demonstrated by the staff and pupils alike!

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