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Our vision

At St Mary’s School we believe that all children should be given 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 potential. Our desire is for all our children to leave St Mary’s with a ‘can do’ attitude in Art. We believe that through Art children can learn and develop new skills, explore their own creativity and enhance their mental well-being. As they progress through the school, children will develop their own visual literacy and they will experience a broad and balanced range of art activities.

Intent Implementation Impact

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.

Art throughout the school