Art and Design

At St Bridget’s Catholic Primary School art and design contributes to the development of the whole child emotionally, aesthetically, spiritually, intellectually and socially. It enables children to express themselves to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Through the teaching and learning of art and design, we aim to stimulate children’s creativity and imagination through visual, tactile and sensory experiences.

Art and design is taught through the class topics each term, whilst meeting the National Curriculum requirements. Each year the school holds an Arts Week with all classes taking part. Children work in mixed age groups, experiencing various forms of the arts throughout the week, e.g. painting, collage, printing, sculpture.

In Key Stage 1, pupils are given opportunities to develop a wide range of art and design techniques, while using a range of materials creatively to produce artwork and design and make products. They will also learn about the work of famous artists, making links to their own work.

In Key Stage 2, pupils will further develop their techniques, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. They will broaden their knowledge of the great artists, architects and designers in history.