St James' CE Primary School

Creating a school family founded upon Christian values

  • love
  • hope
  • peace
  • joy
  • forgiveness
  • compassion
  • honesty
  • patience
  • perseverance
  • koinonia



The National Curriculum for Art & Design aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


 To find out more, please see our Art & Design Overview below.


We teach a skills based approach to teaching art. There are 6 art skills –drawing, painting, printing and textiles, collage, sculpture and digital media. Throughout the year, children will cover 3 half term skills based units and 3 art days to cover the skills required.

Teachers have a long-term plan for art, in which a six-week unit will be covered for drawing, painting and printing and textiles. Art days are set and will be covered by the whole school on the same day. The artwork will have the same theme and skill to ensure that progression can be seen clearly.

An art unit should provide opportunities to meet objectives set out the National Curriculum. 


Art overview


Intent, Implementation, Impact