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Art & Design (2023-24)


At St Anselm’s we believe that every child is an artist, and have designed an ambitious skill-based curriculum to guide and teach them to create. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, and ensures that all children will become skilful in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and craft techniques. At Anselm’s it is our aim that all children should produce creative work, explore their ideas and record their experiences in their sketch books. We ensure that children know about great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art. We develop our children’s cultural awareness by making links with real life experiences and the local area.

We aim to inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their very own works of art. We ensure that our children understand that their Art is a journey, with the creating and designing process just as greatly recognised as the finished pieces. We believe Art is a wonderful way to give every child the opportunity to develop their ability, nature their talents and interests, express their ideas and thoughts about the world, as well as learning about the rich heritage and culture of the British Isles and beyond. We are proud of our Art showcase which takes place annually and is an opportunity for all of our children to showcase their artwork to our community.