Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

Art & Design

At Bishop Ian Ramsey, we want all pupils to produce creative, imaginative work and to be engaged, inspired and challenged through art. Children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques, with a focus on drawing, painting, sculpting. These particular techniques run through our units of work. We have also made sure that other selected craft skills are practiced e.g. collage, printing, weaving and textiles. Children also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers in a cross-curricular way. Our Art lessons offer the chance for children to develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development. By having the opportunity to be creative and to express themselves through Art, regardless of ability, the children uphold our Christian vision to ‘Shine as a light in the world’ (Philippians 2: 14-15).

Please see below the image for our Art vision statement, Art LTP and Art Progression of Skills document.



Art and Design Vision Statement

Art Overview 2023-24

Art and Design Progression of Skills

Art and Design National Curriculum


Art and Design Children's work Oak Class




Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at The Cai Building (fourth floor), Coble Dene, Royal Quays, North Shields, NE29 6DE.