Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 1UX

01942 674226

Leigh Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

‘Live And Learn With Jesus’

Art & Design

Member of staff responsible: Mrs. Ann Littlewood


Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.  A high quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.  As pupils progress they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.  They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Aims :

The curriculum aims will ensure that all our pupils:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Become confident in drawing, painting and 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.



Our aim is to improve the children’s skills, knowledge and understanding.  Art is largely taught through each thematic curriculum topic.

Sometimes the children will be taught through whole class teaching.  At other times the children will engage in a research, design and make activity.

They will have the opportunity to use a variety of materials.  They will use ICT during art lessons where it enhances their learning.  The children will develop their speaking and listening skills through discussions and evaluations.


This will include:

  • Teacher observation of pupils
  • Teacher – pupil discussion
  • Pupils’ drawings, notes, models, comments and written work.
  • Artefacts made by the pupils.




· Use a range of materials to design and make               products.


· To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop    and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.


·To develop a wide range of art and design     techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line,   shape, form and space.


·Talk about the work of a range of artists, craft   makers and designers, describing the differences   and similarities between the different practices     and disciplines, and making links to their own   work.

· To create sketch books to record their  observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.


·To improve the mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture  with a range of materials (for example, pencil, charcoal and paint.)


· Know about great designers, architects and designers in history.