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Vision Statement

All who teach Art and Design at St Peter’s have a shared understanding and vision and recognise that all children have creative potential and are capable of creative expression. With our support children understand creative processes and how every day and exceptional creativity and design can shape the world we live in. Our staff endeavor to equip children at St Peter’s with the skills to take ownership of their learning which in turn enables them to think their way around any problem.



Through Art and Design lessons it is our intent to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experience and allow children to explore, experiment and create. Our children are provided opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, sculpting, printing, collage and digital art, and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists.

Our children will develop a rich and deep subject knowledge which enables them to see clear links between different aspects of their learning through Art and Design. They will experience challenge and have opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in order to achieve their full potential and prepare them for the next stage in their lives.



The required coverage of the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum are broken down into long term plans, which is further divided into medium term plans. A curriculum coverage document maps out when each year group is completing a specific unit of work and reflects how each element of Art and Design is covered throughout the year groups. Through the use progression frameworks teachers plan and build on skills previously taught and ensure that skills, knowledge and vocabulary are embedded and extended. This certifies that by the end of year 6 pupils have a wealth of knowledge and skills to aid in their future studies.  



Assessment of children's learning in Art and Design is an ongoing monitoring of children's understanding, knowledge and skills by the class teacher, throughout lessons. This formative assessment is then used to inform differentiation, support and challenge required by the children. 

Art and Design is also monitored by the subject leader throughout the year against our curriculum coverage document and progression frameworks. We also look at outcomes via ‘book looks’ and conduct pupil interviews to discuss the children’s learning and understanding and to establish the impact of the teaching taking place. Staff are given feedback and support to develop the teaching and learning further if identified.

Our children’s creations and achievements are celebrated in class and whole school displays as well as on the Art and DT page on the school website.