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St Anne's Catholic Primary School

"Love one another as I have loved you in our home, school and Parish family"

Art and Design Progression and Expectations

At St. Anne's we want the children to see themselves as artists and to recognise the importance and the value of planning, amending and improving.  We want them to be familiar with famous artists and to take inspiration from their works, using artistic vocabulary to describe their thoughts and feelings on different pieces of art work. 

We follow the National Curriculum for art but, in addition to this, as part of our enrichment afternoons on a Friday, we have two professional artists who teach two year groups.  This can often to linked to their curriculum - but not always.  They also deliver art club after school for those children who express and interest or who we have identified as having natural talent. Click here to see examples of what they produce with the children.  


Examples of art produced with Real Art in year 3     

Examples of art produced with Real Art in year 4  

Examples of art produced with Real Art in art club

 We have a progression document which shows how the different artistic skills progress through the years.

Click here to access it.

We want our children, as artists, to have:

  • The ability to use visual language skillfully and convincingly (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights and accentuate their individuality.
  • The ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form.
  • The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination.
  • The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media.
  • An impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craftmakers and designers.
  • The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings.
  • Independence, initiative and originality which they can use to develop their creativity.
  • The ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skillfully and inventively to realise intentions and capitalise on the unexpected.
  • The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others.
  • A passion for and a commitment to the subject.