At St Mary’s School we believe that all children should be given the knowledge, skills and opportunities to explore creatively in Art and be able to use art to ‘Shine as lights in the world’ and reach their full artistic potential. We intend our Art curriculum to be accessible to all our children including the more able and SEN pupils - providing depth, challenge and support where needed. The children will build on their knowledge and skills through a progressive, spiral curriculum as they journey through the school and our desire is for all our children to leave St Mary’s with a ‘can do’ attitude in Art. We believe that through Art all children can learn and develop new skills, explore their own creativity and enhance their mental well-being. At our school children will develop their own visual literacy and they will experience a broad and balanced range of art activities.
The Art Curriculum at St Mary's
At St Mary's we have been developing our use of sketchbooks. Year 1 have been developing their sketching skills and have been exploring mark making, shape and texture. Take a look at our sketchbook pages.
Year 1 then went onto applying their sketching skills to produce observational drawings of Paddington Bear.