At St Helens primary School, we believe that the primary school environment can play an important role in helping children to develop their visual communication skills in art. Art should be accessible to all children and should provide children with a platform to express themselves and develop a range of knowledge and skills. This should include opportunities for children to develop their creativity, imagination, self- esteem and confidence through a bespoke curriculum . We believe in providing a wide range of experiences for children to study a wealth of different types of art and from different time periods and cultures.  Lessons will be designed around our school's bespoke key skills and non-negotiables.

Aims and Objectives

At St Helen’s Primary School we have tailored our Art and Design Curriculum around the aims of the 2014 national curriculum for art and design which 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


We believe art in education is an entitlement for all pupils and plays an important part of each child’s development.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”

- Pablo Picasso