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Our Lady & St. Gerard's

R.C. Primary School

Placing God in our hearts we will love, live and learn.

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Subject Leader: Mrs R. Todd


Our Art curriculum is bespoke to our school. During art lessons, our school encourages children to produce creative work, by exploring their ideas and recording their experiences, whilst intertwining aspects of our Catholic Social Teaching curriculum throughout each year group. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum which ensures the progressive development of knowledge and skills within Art & Design. Children are given the opportunity to work with a wide variety of appropriate media in two and three dimensional form. Children are taught techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and craft design activities.


Children evaluate their own work and analyse creative works of others. The children are given the opportunity to study work of great artists, craft makers and designers and are taught how art has influenced historical and cultural development around the world.


Throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage, our 3-5 year olds are taught art & design throughout their Physical Development, Expressive Arts & Design, Communication and Language and Writing curriculum areas. From Years 1-6, children work in their own sketch book. These are used as working documents to record their observations, carry out artist research and use them to review and revisit ideas. 

Curriculum Overview

Important Documents

Useful Links

Please follow the 'Primary homework help' link below to access a wide range of information about famous artists. You could use this page to explore and learn about new artists or to aid and develop your focus artist research from school. 

Please use the BBC Bitesize links below to access tutorials for art & design skills including; drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, colour, shape, pencils, pastels and inks, textiles, famous artists and many more to further develop your KS1 and KS2 art & design skills. 

Current artwork around our school

We have some fantastic examples of our children's artwork displayed around our school! Please take a look at some of the brilliant display and sketchbook work that the children in our school are creating.

Early Years Foundation Stage


This term, Nursery have worked so hard to paint their favourite toy from the book 'Just Like Jasper'. They had to look very carefully at colours and shapes to make sure we could spot which one they had painted. Our Nursery children have also been looking at how to mix colours and whilst exploring this, enjoyed getting messy and creative by painting their hands to print their mixing journey. As well as this, they've also been busy in their junk modelling area, making rockets, whilst learning about Bonfire Night.


This term, our Reception children have created some wonderfully vibrant space art using chalks, self portraits with paints and have worked hard to listen to instructions to draw and paint the snowmen from their text, 'The Snowman'.

Year 2 sketchbooks

Year 5 sketchbooks

Teacher examples