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Art and design

Art and Design is for most pupils a natural form of expression and a source of great pleasure, as all children have a natural desire to be creative, to make and to build. At St Peter’s we aim to offer an Art and Design curriculum which engages, challenges and inspires pupils whilst giving them the creative freedom to experiment with their own work and produce pieces they can be proud of.


There is great pleasure to be derived from Art and Design and, through deeper understanding; pupils can gain access to cultural richness and diversity. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all of our lives.


Teaching Art and Design through cross curricular learning often provides the opportunity for children to creatively express their ideas as a piece of artwork or a design or even construction.


Throughout the Early Years and Key Stage 1, children explore a variety of different skills such as drawing, painting and sculpture to express their creativity. They will be given the opportunity to develop a wide range of art and design techniques and explore the work of many prominent artists, craft makers and designers.


In Key Stage 2 children are able to further develop their techniques as they increase their awareness of the different types of Art, Craft and Design by building on their knowledge, skills and understanding of materials and processes, Children’s experiences help them to understand the diverse roles and functions of Art and Design in the world around them.

For a detailed overview of what is being taught in each year group visit the appropriate class page via this link: