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Art and Design

One of our core values at St Paul's is Creativity.

Our Art and Design Curriculum is one of the subjects where we strive to live out our school vision and 'aim for excellence'.  


At St. Paul's school, we aim to plan and teach well-sequenced, engaging and challenging Art and Design lessons which offer opportunities for creativity and expression, as well as the building of core artistic skills and knowledge.

At St. Paul's school we aim to ensure that all children:

  • use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • Have a knowledge of great artists, designers and architects in history
  • Create their own sketchbooks to record and evaluate their own works of art and those of others


At St. Paul's school, Art and Design is planned for and taught in line with our Curiosity Curriculum topics. As the children journey through the school, this  learning approach ensures that they engage in and cover a wide range of Art and Design lessons, having the opportunity to use a variety of artistic mediums and learn about different artists and works of art.

Pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 create their own sketchbooks in which they experiment with new artistic techniques, record and evaluate their works of art and reflect on their own progress and achievement in throughout each year.

As well as incorporating regular Art and Design lessons into our Curiosity Curriculum teaching and learning, there are many other ways in which we aim to provide opportunities for creativity and to develop and acquire new artistic skills, such as:

  • Memorable Experiences

We often begin our Curiosity Curriculum topics with a ‘memorable experience’, many of which lend opportunities for our children to create their own reflections and pieces of art.

  • Class Trips

Exciting workshops in school and trips outside of school are organised by class teachers, many of which have an artistic focus or are reflected on  in school during Art and Design lessons. For example, Year 4 went on a scenic walk and sketched a landscape drawing of their surroundings, whilst Year 1 went on a woodland walk to collect leaves, twigs, flowers etc. to create their own woodland inspired collages.


Through our Art and Design curriculum at St. Paul's, children will:

  • Have a passion for Art and Design
  • Be able to communicate what they see, feel and think through a range of artistic media
  • Have experienced and developed a wide range of Art and Design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, form and space
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other Art and Design techniques
  • Be able to comment on and evaluate creative works using language of Art and Design.
  • Have a developed knowledge and understanding of a range of artists and their works of Art
  • Develop a sense of their own originality and creativity
  • Be able to reflect on themselves and the world around them.
  • Be ready for their secondary school journey in Art and enter the next phase of their education equipped with clear knowledge and skills in this subject discipline.


St Paul's - Art in the Curriculum