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Art and Design


“He has filled us with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills, to make artistic designs and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts.”

Exodus 35:31-33



Art and design helps to prepare children for the developing world. The subject encourages children to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of art, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues. As artists, children should be able to critically evaluate their work and the work of others, taking influence from well-known artists and adapting their work accordingly. As their skill set progresses, they should understand how art has changed their landscape, culture and history.


Taking into consideration the needs of our children and the context of the community, the aims of Art and Design in our school are:


· To enable all children to have access to a varied range of high quality art experiences

· To provide an imaginative, innovative and co-ordinated art programme which will foster enthusiasm for art and design amongst all the children

· To foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers, through links with the local and wider multicultural community.

· To stimulate children’s creativity and imagination by providing visual, tactile and sensory experience

· To help children explore the world at first hand, using all their senses and experimentation, and so gain knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live

· To develop children’s understanding of colour, form, texture, pattern and their ability to use materials and processes to communicate ideas, feelings and meanings

· To inspire confidence, value and pleasure in art

· To cultivate children’s aesthetic awareness and enable them to make informed judgements about art and become actively involved in shaping environments

· To teach children to express their own ideas, feelings, thoughts and experiences

· To develop children’s design capability

· To enhance children’s ability to value the contribution made by artists, craft workers and designers and respond critically and imaginatively to ideas, images and objects.

  • St Hilda's CE (VA) Primary School
  • Whittaker Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 1HA
  • Email:
  • 0161 7986227