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Art & Design

The national curriculum for art and 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.

At St Anselm’s, we believe that art stimulates creativity and imagination. It is a natural form of expression and a source of great pleasure. We encourage children to develop their creative and imaginative talents through learning skills and techniques, using a variety of materials and tools. Children actively explore a range of artists’ work.

The aims of the national curriculum for art and design are taught through the topics;

Year 1 - Self Portraits Painting/Drawing - Paul Klee, Henri Rousseau, Collage-Seasonal Changes, Textiles, Puppets, Weaving.

Year 2 - Printing, Drawing, Painting, Collage, 3-D structures, Sewing.

Year 3 - Drawing/Painting, Colour Mixing, Patterns, Printmaking, 3-D Clay modelling linked to English, History and R.E. topics.

Year 4 - Collage, Portraiture, Variety of Artists, Tie Dye, Tudor Clothing, Impressionists, printing from around the world.

Year 5 - Drawing Still Life, Painting, Portraits, Fruit Cross Sectional, Sketching views, Pop Art, experimenting with different media.

Year 6 - Printmaking, 3-D Moving Images, Photo Stories, Self Portraits, Clay Modelling, Art work using pastels, charcoal & watercolours.