“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8


Art and Design at Holy Family - Intent

At Holy Family we strive for our children to learn in a fully positive, nurturing and celebratory environment. We aim for children to develop an appreciation of beautiful art and culture, and to be able to use it to express themselves both as an individual and alongside others.

We will ensure that children achieve the following aims from The National Curriculum, with opportunity to develop throughout KS1 and KS2:

- To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

- To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

- To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

- To be given opportunity to record and develop ideas in sketchbooks throughout their time in school.

- To learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.


National Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Holy Family Curriculum Progression in Drawing

Holy Family Curriculum Progression in Painting

Holy Family Curriculum Progression in Printing

Holy Family Curriculum Progression in Collage

Holy Family Curriculum Progression in 3D

The school vision for the teaching of Art and Design

Amazing Art Across Our School!

Reception class have not been at school all that long, but they have amazed us with their artistic capabilities! 


"I love making pictures. I can use paint and feathers and lots and lots of colours!" Miley

Year 1 have enjoyed experimenting with paint this half term, exploring the work of artists such as Mondrian, Rothko and Klee and discussing how they have used colour in their work.

“We have been learning about primary and secondary colours in art. I love art because I can be creative and mix paints to make my colours.” Shane

Year 6 have been exploring 3D methods of making art. This half term, they have used clay to make their own Viking heads! As you can see, they look very impressive!