Art and Design

Our Art and Design curriculum fully engages children, harnesses their visual imagination and enables them to build on their knowledge and skills to express their creativity. Careful curriculum planning as well as deliberate cultural capital planning ensures that our children build on existing knowledge and skills over the course of their learning journey. This leads to better understanding, knowledge retention and engagement. 

St Mary of the Angels is a Silver Artsmark School.

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At St Mary of the Angels Primary school we aim to harness and develop each child’s creativity through an inspiring and challenging art and design curriculum. We aim to provide the children with a wide range of opportunities where children can build on their knowledge and skills year on year.

In each Key Stage children are given opportunities to explore a wide range of materials, tools and techniques in 2D, 3D and virtual form. Children are given time to practise skills and record their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, printing and textiles. They build up their art vocabulary year by year and they apply this language when evaluating and analysing their own creative work and the work of others.
The children also increase their knowledge of great artists, craft-makers and designers. They research and appreciate artists from a variety of historical periods,from different cultures and religions. Each year there are planned opportunity to focus on an art projects related to the wider curriculum and the wonder of God’s world.

Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and  sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the wonder of God’s world around them. Art and design enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. The enjoyment children experience is evidenced by pupil’s interviews and the visual art displays around school

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St Mary of the Angels Primary School, Rossall Grove, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH66 1NN