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'Do unto others as you would have them do to you'. (Mt 7.12)

St Matthew's Primary

Friendship • Discovery • Prayer





Art at St Matthew’s

Friendship, Discovery, Prayer




At St Matthew’s we aim to cultivate creative children who are inspired through our delivery of the creative arts. Our Art and Design curriculum stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences – a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. Children use colour, form, texture, pattern, different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think.




Through our art and design activities the children learn to make informed value judgements, aesthetic and practical decisions and become actively involved in shaping their classroom and whole school environment. The children have the opportunity to explore ideas and meanings in works of artists, craftspeople and designers. They learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures. They have an understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts, enriching our personal and public lives, contributing to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.




As a school we embrace these ideas by visiting museums, inviting artists and institutions to our school which often provide cross -curricular links and activities within our wider curriculum.

Please click here to see the Art Progression Map.