St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA

Art & Design

Subject Leader - Miss S Stephens


At St. Pius X, the art and design curriculum is integrated within topic lessons and is taught alongside history and geography. Our teachers tailor their planning so that learning is child centered and engaging for all pupils, suiting the wide range of interests and abilities.

Art and design is an essential part of the primary curriculum. Art allows the child to develop their imagination and creativity, to make connections through their inventive minds and gives children the skills to record their imagination and ideas.


Art and design is an important asset to the primary curriculum, as it allows the child to immerse themselves into a world of imagination and creativity. By doing this, they are gaining the skills to be able to record their own imagination and ideas as they become independent learners with a mindset to grow. We aim to provide artistic opportunities so that every child can flourish in a place where they feel safe, happy and confident. We do this by creating an inclusive, where all children will be challenged in their own thinking and the thinking of others. This will encourage them to strive for continuous improvement and be motivated to become lifelong learners.

Long Term Plan

National Curriculum Coverage

At St Pius X, we follow the National Curriculum when teaching art and design.

Skills Progression



At the end of each academic year, staff will assess each child against the year group learning goals (see below). Staff use formative assessment to assess against the learning goals on Scholarpack to make an end of year summative judgement.

Enrichment / Cultural Capital