Art and Design Curriculum



At St Joseph’s, our purpose is to recognise the worth and dignity of all and to fully develop the talents of each person. Art and Design enables pupils to communicate and express what they see, feel and think in different ways. It provides pupils with visual, tactile and sensory experiences which help us to appreciate, understand and respond to our world. We are all made in the image and likeness of God. Art and Design enables us to use the gifts of creativity and imagination which God has given us to express and shape our own environments. It enables us to be fully human!

In conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our Art and Design teaching offers opportunities for children to:

  • Develop human creativity and imagination.

  • Communicate pupils’ own feelings and ideas through a range of materials, tools and techniques.

  • Engage, inspire and challenge pupils to think critically to gain an understanding of art and design.

  • Give pupils the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

  • Make informed judgements, evaluate and solve problems when designing and using materials.

St Joseph’s School aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Produce creative work, drawing on their own ideas and experiences.

  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.

  • Master the use of a range of tools and materials.

  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using key Art and Design language.

  • Know a range of great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

‘God created mankind in his own image; in the image of God he created them: male and female he created them.’

Genesis 1:27

Useful links for Art​:


 KS2 Art and Design - BBC Bitesize


Teachers and Parents National Gallery of Art


NGAkids Art Zone App - National Gallery of Art

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