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St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

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The Art Curriculum Intention

A creative subject which engages inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with skills and knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

Pupils should:

produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences

become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques

evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design

know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms


  • At St Joseph’s art is taught within topics and teachers use a skills progression ladder to ensure techniques being mastered are developmental
  • We engage in local art events such as displaying art locally
  • We encourage art gallery visits and visiting artists
  • We make links with RE by exploring religious art and its symbolism

Art Journey 


During Art lessons, pupils have experience of using six key art techniques.

These are:

* Drawing

* Painting

* Sculpture

* Collage

* Printing

* Textiles

Each technique is covered at least once during each phase.



Class 2 Developing Printing Skills