All children at St Mary’s School are encouraged to draw, paint and create three-dimensional work using a variety of media and stimuli.

A carefully planned and thorough Art and Design curriculum encourages all children to develop their skills and also allows special artistic talent to shine.

Children are taught to observe carefully and record what they see using different media. During their time at St Mary’s, pupils are introduced to a variety of creative activities including drawing, painting, printing, modelling and needlecraft and taught to use materials with precision and care.

Children participate in art exhibitions and are able to discuss their work and the work of others using appropriate vocabulary. Art work is displayed around the school and portfolios of work are available to view on the website and also in the school entrance hall.