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Art and Design

Art and Design Curriculum Intent

At St. John's Primary Academy we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum in an environment that is both engaging and relevant.


Our intent is that, through a Growth Mindset approach, children are confident and happy to take risks whilst developing their knowledge, skills and creativity.  Children will have the opportunity to develop their ideas and record their experiences. They will explore and develop knowledge of relevant artists, architects and designers on a local, national and global level. Children will become proficient in a variety of skills including drawing, painting and sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. They will have opportunities to explore, make and evaluate the practices and outcomes of both their own and others’ work. We aim that through these processes, children will build their confidence and self-esteem, contributing significantly to their well-being.


Our intent is for children to leave St. John’s as artists who have a belief in their own unique creativity, a tool kit of transferable skills and an appreciation and love for art that will equip them not only for their secondary education but also their lives beyond.

Progression of Knowledge

Growing young minds: a great place to enjoy learning!