Art & Design
At St Andrew’s Primary School, we recognise the vital role of Art and Design in allowing curiosity, creativity, imagination and self-expression to develop alongside resilience, confidence and critical thinking skills. Individuality is encouraged and teachers ensure that all children learn a wide range of skills so that they develop an expertise in using both materials and equipment, therefore enabling the realisation of their ideas. Through exploring, evaluating and revisiting ideas, children develop patience and persistence and recognise the possibility of making mistakes without the feeling of a sense of failure. Our curriculum introduces every child to a diverse range of artists, including those from different periods and cultures. This develops children’s understanding of how art impacts and enhances societies and surroundings.