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St Faith's CE School

Learning Together For All To Succeed



'Leaders have developed topics or themes to capture pupils’ interests and engage them in their learning. Where possible, subjects are linked together. This helps pupils to make meaningful connections in their learning’- OfSTED 2019



Curriculum Intent

At St Faith's the aim of our Art lessons is to inspire children to have the confidence to work creatively - and importantly, to have the core skills to be able to do this. These core skills are taught progressively from Nursery to Year 6 and we aim that these will stay with the children throughout their education and into their lives as adults.


 The St Faith’s curriculum for Art aims to:

  • Instil in the children a curiosity and confidence to experiment and learn new skills to work creatively to express a range of ideas
  • Develop an interest to work with a range of media
  • Understand the values of other cultures by an understanding of their artwork
  • Learn about other artists from our own country and from other parts of the world and how these may have influenced our own work and how Art can form a meaningful part of our lives today
  • Develop a knowledge of different formats from photo realistic representations to more abstract effects in 2D and 3D format
  • Develop in children the skills of enquiry, research, experimentation, annotation, evaluation and presentation in different formats and media
  • Develop a more project based approach to encourage perseverance and the development of skills and ideas



Curriculum Implementation:

Our Art curriculum is taught:

  • Through engaging lessons, which allows Art to become a meaningful part of their life and across the curriculum with a holistic approach
  • Through children exploring a range of resources from pencils, charcoals, pastels, inks, paint to clay and textiles. 
  • Through carefully sequenced lessons that demonstrate progression, building upon prior knowledge and enabling children to apply new learning that also links to other learning experiences
  • To inspire children’s questions about the subject and how to work creatively with core skills
  • To refer to other artists to support how and children understand the artistic process and how different periods of art link together and relate to the culture and history of the time
  • Through the understanding and use of key vocabulary
  • Through visits and activities where children are able to develop a greater understanding and hands on experience
  • Through working in our specialist Art Room to inspire them with the work of other pupils and artists
  • With specialist teachers in school and also externally through Creative Wandsworth
  • Through exhibiting work both in school and in the local community to build a sense of pride and purpose


We are very proud of our artwork here at St Faith's and hope you will be too. 





Art Policy

Art Skills and Progression Map

Pupils' work