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St Matthew's CofE Primary School

"Go, shine in the world and live as Jesus lived." (Matthew 5: 14-16)

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Art and Design

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Art and Design 



Children are introduced to the work of great Artists and experience wonder and awe at the achievements of these great works of art.


Children also experience great admiration and respect for their peers’ work when they see the level of achievement and progress.


Children study artwork with spiritual or religious themes and are encouraged to produce work that reflects their own spirituality.

Children are encouraged to show compassion when assessing the work of others.


Children understand how their comments can impact on others.


Displays around the school show a variety of art work from different age groups and abilities. This promotes children to be positive about their work and increases self esteem.


Children study artists who produce work which may comment on concerns regarding ethical issues e.g. Sokari Douglas Camp and slavery.

Children often work collaboratively on class projects e.g. our Global Images of Christ pieces and Global Citizenship Artwork Week.


Some year groups visit Art Galleries or take part in local competitions or initiatives as part of their enrichment e.g. Year 5 Dot Art and the PAN exhibition with many other local schools. 


Children discuss and appreciate the artwork of each other, helping to photograph their sculptures and sharing their positive feedback.

The artists we study all vary in their spiritual or religious beliefs. The artists are diverse and come from a range of backgrounds, gender, ethnicity, age, and lifestyle.


Children have an appreciation for cultures and civilizations from around the world.


Children have the opportunity to identify things we have in common across cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities.  It helps pupils to understand the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own and others heritage.