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Art Curriculum



St. Peter and St Paul’s Catholic Primary School is committed to encouraging creativity through a wide variety of forms and expression.

All children are encouraged to develop their artistic creativity, learn and acquire new skills and processes. They are given opportunities to explore a wide range of materials, tools and techniques in 2D, 3D and virtual form.

Our vision:

To engage, inspire and challenge all pupils.

To encourage pupils to explore, engage and express their feelings through Art and Design.



Here at Ss. Peter and Paul Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. It is our intent to provide the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.

 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 teaching and implementation of Art and Design Curriculum at Ss. Primary School is based on the National Curriculum and linked to topics to ensure a well-structured approach to this creative subject.

The children are taught Art during Topic lessons.  Areas covered include sculpture Roman mosaics, printing, Stone Age cave paintings based on topic work in line with our progression of skills, more detail can be found in our Long Term plan.

The work of famous local, national and international artists are explored to enhance the children's learning. The children's learning is further enhanced with whole school ‘Big Art’ days when the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists as well as trips to local museums and art galleries. 



Ongoing assessments take place throughout the year. Teachers use this information to inform future lessons; ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately.  Children are reflective and evaluate their own and each other’s work, thinking about how they can make changes to keep improving. 

Children in Foundation Stage are assessed within Expressive Arts and Design and their progress is tracked termly using Target tracker and Tapestry. Age related expectation levels are reported to parents at the end of the foundation year.




We are currently an Artsmark School, having received Artsmark Silver Award 2019-2021 we are curently working towards Artsmark Gold .

We are also extremely proud of 12 of our children who have been awarded Arts Award Discover Level.



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