Art is given significant prominence as a subject at St Mary’s and we employ a specialist art teacher who teaches all the year 1-6 classes. Children, therefore, receive a weekly art lesson in which they learn the key skills of drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and collage. They are exposed to a wide range of media as well as a range of contemporary and traditional artists.
We aim to foster a love of art and encourage children to express themselves creatively. Art not only enables the development of children’s fine motor skills and observational skills, it enables them to make connections to the world around them and make sense of their experiences.