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The intent of the Art Curriculum at St Bridget's is 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. We aim to provide opportunities for the children to learn, apply and strengthen the key elements of: colour, form, line, shape, space, texture and value within the following skills:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Collage
  • Textiles
  • Printing 
  • 3D and Sculpture
  • Digital Media

The Art curriculum provides the children with opportunities to learn about a wide range of artists. This allows them to draw inspiration and technique as well as enjoy the cultured world of art by visiting art galleries and working with artists in school.

In addition, the school aims to develop the children’s use and understanding of technical vocabulary associated with this subject. This is so that the children can articulate the skills / techniques that they have applied, the equipment that they have used and an explanation what their art work represents.


St Bridget's follows a Long Term Plan which clearly demonstartes a progression of skills, knowledge and vocabulary each year. From EYFS upwards, all year groups will build on prior knowledge and skills to ensure progession is evident. Please refer to the 'Art Knowldge Organisers' to review the progression of skills. 

Art is taught for 1 hour weekly to ensure there are regular opportunites to recap prior learning. 

Art lessons implement the I-DO, WE-DO, YOU-DO gradual release model. This provides the children with the support to implement skills and knowledge independently.


Our art and design curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We focus on progression of knowledge, skills and vocabulary. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • 3 recap questions at the start of every lesson. The questions are vocabulary focused from previous topics/year groups. 
  • Summative assessment each half term.
  • Images and videos of the children’s practical learning.
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
  • Moderation staff meetings where pupil’s books are scrutinised and there is the opportunity for a dialogue between teachers to understand their class’s work.

Useful websites

https://warringtonartsfestival.co.uk/whatson/exhibitions - Primary Arts Network Exhibition

https://wmag.culturewarrington.org/ - Why not take a trip to your local Art Gallery?

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids - Play free games and quizzes, find art activities, explore homework help and share your art with Tate Kids. The best art website for kids

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/teaching-resource/colour-and-shape - Colour and Shape 

https://artsandculture.google.com/incognito/story/what-s-the-difference-between-modern-and-contemporary-art-%C2%A0/vwKiW17vbvl3JA  - Modern or Contemporary

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