"Every Child is an Artist" Pablo Picasso
At Sacred Heart RC Nursery and Primary School, we believe that ‘Everyone is Sacred’ and encompassing this ethos means that all children have the equal opportunity to flourish in all areas of our Curriculum. We believe that Art is a vital and integral element of each child’s education. Our Art curriculum provides children with the opportunity to develop a wide range of ways in which they can share, express and explore their individual creativity, emotions and opinions and therefore we place the highest importance upon the design of our Art curriculum.

Our art lessons at Sacred Heart School seek to release the artist in every child, regardless of their ability. Through their art experiences we aim to gradually develop our pupils’ knowledge and skills in painting, drawing, three-dimensional work, textiles and printmaking in addition to exploring digital media through the use of computers and information technology.

Drawing underpins much of our artwork from the Nursery up to Year 6. From Y1 upwards, every child has a sketch book for recording and collecting ideas, inspiration, planning their own artwork and exploring different media and practising techniques.

In addition to making their own art, children are also taught about the work of established artists, designers and architects from a wide range of cultures and historical periods and may use them as the stimulus for their own work. Looking at the work of an artist and discussing the use of materials, their style and expressing an opinion also aims to help the children develop a language with which to discuss, critique and appreciate different art forms.

By the time our children leave us for their secondary education we hope they will have developed a lifelong love of art; appreciating how art can enrich and deepen their understanding of the world around them and also themselves, but also in the enjoyment of expressing themselves through making their own art.

Art at Sacred Heart