Art & DT

At Christ Church Primary School we provide students with the opportunity to explore their creativity in art lessons through a wide variety of mediums. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their artwork and create truly unique pieces of art.

We believe that the process of art work is more important than the end product. Children should have the opportunity to use art as a means of expressing their feelings towards the world and for translating how they see things within the environment using interesting and varied techniques and from a variety of starting points. The children are also given opportunities to lead their own artwork, make decisions about their art, be imaginative, consider improvements as well as actually being given the opportunity to improve a piece of art.

It is vital to show the children that their work is valued and this is done by displaying around the school as well as in the classroom.

Art is celebrated throughout the school year however receives particular attention during Arts Week.

Purpose of study

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.  A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.  As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.  They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


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.

Art and Design National Curriculum programs of studyChrist Church Art and Design Curriculum