Art; Implementation


To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in art and design, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Art and design is taught focusing on knowledge and skills as stated in the National Curriculum.

The art and design curriculum at St Mary’s is based upon the 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England, which provides a broad framework and outlines the knowledge and skills and taught in each Key Stage. Teachers plan lessons for their class using our progression of knowledge and skills document. Teachers can use this document to plan their art and design lessons suitable to their class’s interests and what they want to learn. The progression document ensures the curriculum is covered and the skills/knowledge taught is progressive from year group to year group.


The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum feeds into the National Curriculum. Use of cross curricular links enables children to use their creative and imaginative learning in a variety of ways. Pupils are given plenty of opportunities within sessions to use and apply the art skills and concepts they have learned. Creative concepts are developed through active exploration and their everyday play-based learning.



EYFS practitioners provide opportunities for children to explore a variety of materials, textures and techniques which supports their understanding of how different materials can be put together


Art in the early years provides children with a solid foundation that will enable them to develop skills as they progress through their schooling and ensures children are ready for the National Curriculum. In the Early Years’ Foundation Stage there are also specific creative and imaginative areas for children to access in their everyday learning.




Contact the School

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Crewe

Dane Bank Avenue

Main Contact: Mrs L Lee, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 685174

SEN Contact: Mrs L Hemmings