Art and Design

In Art and Design and supported throughout all subjects, we aim to empower and enrich our children’s knowledge and understanding about the world in which we live them for the next stage in their educational journey (and beyond), so that no child is hindered or past and held back by a deficit of knowledge or language as a result of deprivation. We want them to be able to articulate themselves and their learning through a wide bank of art and design terminology as well as being creative and innovative in their discovery, speech and writing. We aim to inspire our children to become fluent, confident life-long learners who can discuss the joy of acquiring knowledge as well as developing their own style and expression. We aim to educate our children to understand how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

To find out more about the intent, implement and impact of Art and Design, please click below:

Our Curriculum for Art and Design

The Curriculum

Below is the progression document for Art and Design which outlines the skills, knowledge and vocabulary pupils will be taught in each year group. We deliver Art and Design through our 'topics' to give the learning a meaningful context.

Art and Design Policy

Please click here to read the National Curriculum.


Art and Design Concepts

Art and Design Concepts


Progression in Art and Design Skills and Knowledge

Progression in Art and Design


Art and Design Passport

Each year at St Mary's, all pupils receive a 'Learning Passport'. This passport contains all of the skills and knowledge that they will learn  that year. It also has all of the skills and knowledge they have covered in the past. Teachers refer to this passport regularly and pupils view it frequently to ensure 'sticky knowledge' is developed- this means that pupils are quickly recalling what they have already learnt so skills and knowledge can be built on each year.

Art and Design Passport