St Mary's C of E School Truro

St Mary's C of E School

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young. Be an example to all believers, in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity."1 Timothy 4:12

Art and Design

Sunrise Curriculum Intent

Our unique Sunrise curriculum is research informed to build children's interests in powerful knowledge and skills, supported by long term memory pedagogy to create life long aspirations. This is underpinned by the school vision 'You are never too young to make a difference.'

At St Mary's C of E our intention is to provide an Art Curriculum which allows children to explore their imagination, generate ideas, acquire skills, apply judgements and rejoice in their learning. To offer opportunities to recognise and be inspired by the awe and wonder of God’s creation through studying the work of artists and consequently use their talents to communicate their appreciation of God’s world.


We want the children to develop as critical and creative thinkers and enrich, extend and consolidate learning in a variety of contexts. Through systematic and progressive planning, we intend to encourage the children to express, explore and celebrate ideas, feelings, attitudes and values. We aim to foster originality and creativity using Art as a means of communication. Innovation and sensitivity to personal feelings and attitudes will permeate the school environment.


Throughout the curriculum children will be given opportunities:

· To develop knowledge, understanding and skills.

· To learn about materials and techniques used by artists

· To learn about the world of art, craft and design

· To recognise achievement of artists, designers and craftspeople, from many different times and cultures.



We aim to raise the standards of the pupils’ abilities in specific art and craft skills such as:

· Cutting

· Joining

· Drawing

· Evaluating

· Use of sketchbooks within KS1 and KS2



We aim to increase the opportunities for the children to experience:

· Art from different cultures

· Visits to art galleries, exhibitions and installations

· Using different materials and techniques

· Art within our community



Artist Challenge!
Have you seen these famous pieces of work?
How many of these famous pieces of work can you name?
Extra points if you can name the artist! 
Art and Design is championed by Miss Shelton
Please feel free to ask her if you would like to see some of her Art and Design sketchbooks for inspiration. 
Truro in Bloom
Take a look at our fantastic winners of the Truro in Bloom art competition. Children completed paintings based on the theme 'Above and Below soil' I am sure you'll agree they look fantastic. Well done all!