Art at Corpus Christi

“I found that I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way things I had no words for.”  Georgia O’Keefe   


  • Our principal aim is that children at Corpus Christi Catholic School are inspired, attracted and energised by the art and design process.


  • We enable the children to experience a wide range of materials and mediums so that they will feel able to make independent, confident art and design decisions.


  • We cultivate an environment of ‘having a go’ so children are encouraged to understand the value of taking creative risks in their work.


  •   Pupils explore great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


  •  Children will become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.


  • As a staff, we value the therapeutic nature of art, as a tool not only to develop skills but help towards creating a healthy mindset.


  • At Corpus Christi, art is taught in every year group, for a double session every week, during the first half of each term.      


  • Each child has their own sketchbook which encourages a sense of ownership, creativity and pride in their work. Through their observations, designs and ideas, they can clearly see how their skills have progressed and developed through their art journey at Corpus Christi.


  • Teachers follow a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. The wide variety of artists and art movements studied, builds upon and extends prior knowledge, ensuring all pupils are challenged and supported appropriately.


  • To support teaching, staff have access to a range of resources and planning.


  • Art is taught as an individual subject as well as incorporated into lessons across the curriculum. We celebrate the positive impact and contribution art makes to our diverse and rich culture through exploration of artists and designers as part of our studies during Black History Month, International Womens’ Day and different multi-faith celebrations.  


  • In Year 5, children have the opportunity to visit Flatford Mill where they can become immersed in Constable’s country and their creative work can be inspired by the beauty of rural Suffolk.


  • At Corpus Christi, our classroom culture is one of security and community, enabling children to confidently express themselves and experiment in art.


  • Through art and design, children deepen their appreciation of their faith and their God-given talents.


  • Pupil's make significant progress and are able to talk enthusiastically about their learning in Art.


  • Our children are confident with using a variety of media.


  • Through their studies in art, our pupil’s overall learning experience will be enriched, enabling them to develop their skills of communication, collaboration, creativity and problem solving.


  • Our pupils’ artwork is regularly celebrated through high-quality classroom and corridor displays.