Art & Design

Art and Design

At Whitwick St John the Baptist, we believe that the Arts should be central to a well-rounded education.

Children are provided with a range of art experiences that are carefully planned to fit in with topics. This gives a dynamic focus for the pupils’ learning.

We intend to integrate the arts into the teaching of other subjects to not only enhances their enjoyment but lead to better outcomes for all children who wish to thrive in non-core subjects.

We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Art & Design (attached).


At Whitwick St John the Baptist, we believe that Art & Design stimulates creativity and imagination.

Our pupils are provided with the skills to enable them to communicate what they see, feel and think.

Children are able to experiment with their ideas, with the experience of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials to help create art pieces.


- Children's creativity and imagination are stimulated,

- Children use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials to communicate what they see, think and feel,

- Children will be able to make creative and practical decisions: to explore, create and improvise with materials and processes which they can then refine before they present and evaluate their own and others’ work,

- Children will have the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy the visual arts that can enrich both the personal and social lives of the children.

Subject Leader

Mrs Peatling 

Mrs Peatling ensures that all the aspects of the Art & Design National Curriculum content are identified and taught.

Mrs Peatling reviews the knowledge progression maps and medium term plans for Art & Design to ensure that pupils’ learning becomes increasingly more challenging as they move through the year groups, and to maintain an overview of standards within the subject.  

Mrs Peatling also produces an annual action plan for Art & Design; supports the writing of medium-term plans; analyses the standards within Art & Design; provides or signposts staff towards training and resources; and engages in developmental work and research projects with external colleagues. 

Useful Websites

KS1 Bitesize

KS2 Bitesize

National Gallery