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Art provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas. A high-quality art curriculum should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.


At St Thomas Werneth, Art is used to help children explore or make connections in other subjects. In using this approach the children receive a cross curricular approach to learning. On occasions where specific art objectives are not met through the cross-curriculum, stand-alone lessons are used. 


The key skills of progression include the EYFS early learning goals from the development matters document. The National Curriculum objectives have been set into specific skills for each KS1 and KS2 year group.  


The key areas within Art are:

  • generating ideas,
  • skills,
  • evaluating work
  • knowledge


Our school also has an artist in residence that works alongside teachers and pupils in lessons and whole school projects. This ensures that there are opportunities to share and develop good practice in teachers’ knowledge, skills and understanding of the arts and cultural delivery.