Art and Design

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Here at St Mary's we use the 'Kapow' scheme of work. The scheme allows children to develop skills gradually whilst stimulating creativity and imagination. Children are exposed to different artists and craftsmen and are encouraged to replicate skills and create their own masterpieces. They are given a wide variety of mediums to produce paintings, sculptures and other artistic creations, and the opportunity to evaluate and analyse works using the appropriate artistic vocabulary. The teaching of art offers the knowledge and understanding needed to use specific techniques and encourages a passion for the subject.

Across the different Key Stages children will learn the following art skills:

Early years foundation stage (EYFS)

Children in the EYFS will be taught to -

  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Share their creations, explaining the processes they have used.
  • Make use of props and materials whilst role playing characters in narratives and stories.

KS1 – Art and design

By the end of KS1, pupils will be taught to:

- Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

- Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

- Develop a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

- Appreciate 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.


KS2 – Art and design

By the end of KS2, pupils will be taught to:

- Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

- Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

  • Appreciate great artists, architects and designers in history.


We recently took part in Kapow's monthly draw competition, focusing on nature and caring for God's world. The children in each year group created art work based on this theme. See below for the winning photographs! 

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