St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Together we grow in God's love, learning to be the best we can be.


Our aim is to stimulate the natural curiosity and creativity of the children by providing opportunities for them to handle a wide variety of materials. They are encouraged to observe carefully and develop an awareness of colour, tone, pattern and shape.


We aim to teach the children in Key Stage 1, to:
a. record from first-hand observation, experience and imagination, and explore ideas
b. ask and answer questions about the starting points for their work, and develop their ideas.

We aim to teach the children in Key Stage 2, to:
a. investigate and combine visual and tactile qualities of materials and processes and to match these qualities to the purpose of the work
b. apply their experience of materials and processes, including drawing, developing their control of tools and techniques
c. use a variety of methods and approaches to communicate observations, ideas and feelings, and to design and make images and artefacts.