St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

  1. Curriculum
  2. Art


Art and 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. Margaret Mary’s our intent is that children will be engaged, inspired and challenged.  Art and Design is delivered through an engaging creative curriculum approach of Topic based learning.



As a school we plan topics to provide a progression and continuity of learning experiences across the 5 areas: Drawing, Painting, Collage, Textiles and 3D. Pupils will learn about great artists and use the work of artists as a stimulus to produce their own creative works.

Although sketchbooks are not a requirement at EYFS and Key Stage 1, as a school, all children from Nursery through to Year 2 have their own sketchbook to record their ideas and experiences. This will follow them throughout the school as their own personal art journey.



They will be equipped with knowledge and skills to participate in, experiment with, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. They will develop their ability to think critically and evaluate their work and the work of others.

Please follow the link below to find out how our children continue to build their knowledge and skills in art as they continue their learning in our junior school. 


St Margaret Mary's Catholic Junior School: Art and Design (