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Art & Design

Welcome to Art & Design at St Nicolas and St Mary CE Primary School! 

Here you will find our art & design curriculum map as well as art & design milestones detailing the journey our children make in art from year 1 to year 6. As a school, our passion for art is evident in our many creative and inspirational art units and these allow us to enthuse all pupils with the joy of creativity.


Our Art & Design Vision

At St Nicolas and St Mary School, we want all children to develop a creative mindset through a wide range of art genres. On this journey, we aim to enhance and challenge children’s intuition, manual dexterity and practical thinking, developing Picasso’s belief that, ‘Every child is an artist’. Alongside school lessons, we offer all children the opportunity to participate in a range of inspiring and innovative community based projects such as The Adur Festival, Beach Dreams and numerous art exhibitions featured across the local area.

The arts are taught through a variety of forms.

  • The subjects are often cross-curricular linking to the class’ current topic enabling children to explore their topic with a creative mindset.
  • The children understand that art can be represented in many different expressive forms – there is no right or wrong outcome.
  • Each child is encouraged to interpret art in their own individual way.
  • The art framework enables children to develop knowledge and understanding of a broad and diverse spectrum of artists and artwork.
  • The children are able to develop and explore various faiths through the use of religious art.
  • The use of recycled materials is encouraged to promote a better understanding of how best to take care of our planet.


Amazing Art & Design

Please enjoy this video showcasing art and design at our school.


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