St Mark's CE Primary School


Why is art important?

At the Wings’ CE Trust, we believe that all children can achieve in Art and Design; that high-quality Art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creativity. We want to inspire and challenge children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to participate in, experiment with, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We want children to be inspired by a wide range of artists, crafts people and designers, confidently critique their work and use it to influence their own decision-making process.

Our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. We want children to be able to express themselves through different media and feel empowered to think creatively.

Careers that the study of art supports include:

  • Illustrator 
  • Artist 
  • Fashion designer  
  • Web design  
  • Teaching 
  • Jeweller 
  • Prop maker
  • Animator
  • Game designer  
  • Web Designer  
  • Film maker

At The Wings’ CE Trust, we aim to:

  • enable children to become visually literate and understand that Art is a form of communication
  • enable children to use a wide range of media to communicate ideas and Feelings
  • nurture and harness creativity and acquire and develop a range of skills and techniques which the children can then apply through their topic work
  • develop children’s capacity for imaginative and original thought and to try out ideas without the fear of failing there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in art
  • enable children through observation to learn about the world around them
  • help children learn about the role of art, craft and design in their environment and take inspiration from it
  • enable children to become independent in the planning and reviewing of their work
  • enable children to develop their full potential confidently and independently.
  • to develop an appreciation for artists from different eras, countries and religion and the different styles of art using the ‘content, form, process, mood’ approach.

The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.