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Art & Design

"In faith and love, we learn and grow." 


At St Hugh of Lincoln we believe that art is an essential and fundamental part of children’s education.  Our children will be given the freedom to share and express their individual creativity by providing them the opportunities to develop their skills in a variety of ways.   Children will become confident and proficient with different techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills, e.g. collage, printing, weaving and pattern making.  Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers.  We want children’s interest and curiosity about art and design to evolve, through a series of lessons offering skills progression, knowledge progression and giving them the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills.  The lessons will offer the chance for children to develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development.

  • Art and design is taught weekly for three half terms a year, alternating with design technology.
  • We use the Kapow Primary scheme of work to inform our planning and subject knowledge.
  • We enrich the curriculum with visits to art galleries to expose the children to high quality art and design.
  • We have an annual art exhibition in school to celebrate the children’s creativity and work.
  • Classical religious art is used to teach the RE curriculum and help the children become familiar with the symbolic nature of art.

Sketch books are used for children to develop their ideas and practice their skills in preparation for their final piece.

Year 6 - Chiaroscuro 

The knowledge, skills and understanding within the Kapow Art curriculum helps us guarantee that the learner’s artistic skills are being developed, alongside National Curriculum requirements. Through our curriculum there are opportunities to learn practically, think critically, ask perceptive questions and evaluate evidence.

Children at St Hugh of Lincoln Catholic Primary School will:

  • demonstrate a love of Art and an interest in further study
  • have evidence of work showing a range of art based topics covered, cross curriculum links and work adapted to their individual needs
  • retain knowledge that is pertinent to Art within a real life context
  • be able to question ideas and reflect on knowledge
  • develop skills through the use of appropriate media, processes, techniques and technologies relevant to their chosen area of learning
  • work collaboratively and practically to create finished pieces using a variety of different media
  • achieve age related expectations in Art at the end of the year.

Year 2 Pop Art 

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Nation Curriculum Programme of Study:

Year 6 visit to National Gallery