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St Ann's R.C. Primary School


St. Ann’s Curriculum Intent


At St Ann’s our intention is to provide an Art Curriculum which allows children to explore their imagination, generate ideas, acquire skills, apply judgements and rejoice in their learning. To offer opportunities to recognise and be inspired by the awe and wonder of God’s creation through studying the work of artists and consequently use their talents to communicate their appreciation of God’s world.

We want the children to develop as critical and creative thinkers and enrich, extend and consolidate learning in a variety of contexts. Through systematic and progressive planning, we intend to encourage the children to express, explore and celebrate ideas, feelings, attitudes and values. We aim to foster originality and creativity using Art as a means of communication. Innovation and sensitivity to personal feelings and attitudes will permeate the school environment.

Throughout the curriculum children will be given opportunities:

  • To develop knowledge, understanding and skills.
  • To learn about materials and techniques used by artists
  • To learn about the world of art, craft and design
  • To recognise achievement of artists, designers and craftspeople, from many different times and cultures.

We aim to raise the standards of the pupils’ abilities in specific art and craft skills such as:

  • Cutting
  • Joining
  • Drawing
  • Evaluating
  • Use of sketchbooks within KS2

We aim to increase the opportunities for the children to experience:

  • Art from different cultures
  • Visits to art galleries, exhibitions and installations
  • Using different materials and techniques
  • Art within our community


See Curriculum overview