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At St Paul's C of E primary School, our Art curriculum provides our pupils with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Our pupils learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles and 3D work, and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas.

Pupils are introduced to a range of works from different periods and cultures, and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. They are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they could make changes and keep improving.

Our cross curricular approach also enables children to use techniques learnt in the art lessons to express themselves in every subject area and deepen their understanding. We aim to instill an interest and curiosity in a range of art, with pupils being able to express their opinions whilst respecting the opinions of others. We aim to make art lessons a space where pupils are free to experiment, with opportunities to build skills, such as careful observation, which can also be used to enhance their learning in other areas. 

Our curriculum is planned carefully with our pupils in mind; the artists that we study are chosen to reflect a range of periods of history along with a diverse representation of cultures, with our own community at the heart of our decisions. Opportunities are sought to offer enriching experiences, such as art sessions led by a local secondary school art specialist, art club after school and visits to galleries locally, such as The Stanley Picker Gallery, and in Central London, such as the National Portrait and Tate Modern Galleries. We want our pupils and families to understand the range of experiences that are easily accessible to them in the hope that they will continue to access these beyond their time at St Paul's. 

Skills and Knowledge Progression & Whole School Overview

Art Skills and Knowledge Progression

Art Whole School Curriculum Overview

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Year Group Overviews and Further Information for Parents

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Year group overviews coming soon

Art Policy

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