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Intent statement

Art and Design

At Holy Spirit, the intent of our Art curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement in the area of Art. Our ambitious Art curriculum develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children’s knowledge is built upon year on year and cross curricular approaches are implemented wherever possible. At Holy Spirit, we value the importance of Art knowledge and the cultural capital this can develop for our children. We recognise that exposure to Art and the culture it creates, adds significant value to our children’s understanding of creativity and craftsmanship in the wider community. The curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to explore and investigate, create and evaluate artwork as set out in the National Curriculum. Children are also encouraged to take risks and express themselves through all Art mediums. We will enable the children to reach and exceed their potential through appropriate challenge and support where needed – to provide the most inclusive approach possible. It will enable pupils to create art work with a real purpose in terms of displaying, celebrating and sharing the work they create. Furthermore, showcasing the skills and progress that they have made.

At Holy Spirit, we provide a positive, nurturing environment that ensures every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in Art and Design. 

“All children are artists” – Pablo Picasso. 


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