St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School

Growing Together in Faith, Love and Learning

Art and Design

“He has given them skill in all kinds of work done by engravers, designers, and weavers of fine linen; blue, purple, and red wool; and other cloth. They are able to do all kinds of work and are skillful designers.”  (Exodus 35:35)


  • To deliver a curriculum that enables pupils to be creative and reflective in their learning.
  • To give children the confidence and resilience to express themselves using a range of media.
  • For children to explore a diverse range artists.
  • For children to express their views and opinions on artwork, and understand how Art and Design contributes to our culture and history.
  • To evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.



  • We follow the AccessArt Pathways, this allows for diverse opportunities that build up skills.
  • Skills are outlined in the Art & Design Skill Progression Document.
  • Art & Design is blocked throughout the year and taught through Art Weeks.
  • Sketchbooks are used from Year 1 onwards and are a space for children to explore and record thoughts, ideas and processes.


  • Children learn and apply a range of artistic skills with confidence.
  • Children will be confident in selecting and using a range of materials.
  • Children will be able to talk about and evaluate creative works using the language of art and design taught through topic vocabulary.
  • Art is celebrated as a form of expression and a way to share ideas, experiences and imagination with the school and wider community.