St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School "Together, through our words and actions, our work and play,We point towards Christ, each and every day"

Art and Design

Art and design stimulate creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile, and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel,s and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern, and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. They learn to make informed judgments and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.


We aim to:

  • enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination, and to select their own ideas to use in their work
  • develop children’s creativity and imagination through a range of complex activities
  • improve the children’s ability to control materials, tools, and techniques
  • increase children’s critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art and design in different times and cultures
  • develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials
  • foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and build knowledge of artists, craftspeople, and designers.