Art and Design

Art Overview 22-23
Art Progression
Art Policy 2022/23

Our goal for Art and Design is to help children develop enthusiasm for expressing their thoughts and feelings through their creations, influenced by a range of diverse artists and techniques. This can be shown through our three BIG ideas:

  • Experimentation: I am an artist because I like to use different techniques on their own or combined to create artistic pieces based on skills I have learnt and am developing. 

  • Expression: I am an artist because I like to show and express my feelings, thoughts and ideas through my pieces of work, and I can explain my artistic process to you and the reasoning behind my choices

  • Inspiration: I am an artist because I like to study and focus on other artists work, and use this to help me create and develop my own skills, using ideas from others to influence how I create something

Miss Lemmings is our Art and Design leader. Please contact her via the school office (01772 653600) with any queries or questions.

Click here to read the National Curriculum: Art and Design Programmes of Study.

31.03.23: The children across school have really made us proud with their wonderful Easter themed art that is displayed in our church. We hope you enjoy looking at it! 

29.03.23: Take a look at some of our “Spring” artwork that is displayed around school. You will notice artwork inspired by Picasso (cubism), Yayoi Kusama (polka dots), and observational drawing and painting of flowers.

Our children have been working really hard on some ‘Winter Artwork’ for you to see in the hall and in Church using different artistic skills. We are also showcasing some Christmas card designs from reception and around school. 

03.10.22 Check out our most recent Harvest display in St. Michael’s Church, with pieces made by children of all year groups!

Why is Art and Design important at Grimsargh St Michael’s?

We value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.

Art is everywhere, and can link into every subject. To be aware of this the children are given many opportunities to express themselves in different ways, drawing on their own strengths and continuing to provide learning in a diverse and apt way for each individual child.

What does Art and Design look like at Grimsargh?

It is an integral part of the school and links to many other subjects taught in our broad curriculum. Children are encouraged to explore their thoughts and ideas through their imagination.

Children develop their knowledge and understanding by having opportunities to practice their skills.

They learn about the achievements of artists, designers and crafts people from many different times and cultures and are encouraged to share their ideas and evaluate their learning through a critical lens.

Art and Design is planned carefully to allow children from Foundation stage up to Year 6, exposure to a range of skills, building and mastering techniques so by the end of their time with us, will be proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other forms of art and design techniques.  

How does Art link to our School Vision?

Let your light shine before all so that they see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.’ (Matthew 5:16)

We nurture creativity through our thinking and express this through our Art. Children are encouraged to take time to reflect and question and develop a sense of awe and wonder.

Our community of adults and children celebrate and value the art work displayed throughout the school. Children are given opportunity to experiment, deepen their understanding and celebrate their achievements.