Art and Design Curriculum
ART and Design Curriculum Statement of Intent
In line with our vision of children becoming their best versions we believe that art is a vital part of children’s education and has a significant and valuable role in the taught curriculum, as well as the enrichment opportunities we offer our pupils. The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of artists.
We teach a knowledge and skills-based art curriculum, which gives opportunities for children to express their creative imagination as well as practise and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture. Art contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection.
At St John’s, children will experience an exciting and varied, skills-based art curriculum. This will be supported, through the creative curriculum, theme days, work for the arts award and by learning outside the classroom. Critical abilities will be developed by studying a range of different artists. All children, across the school, will have the opportunity to develop: ideas and creativity, skills and mastery of processes and knowledge of art and cultures. Teachers will ensure their classroom is a visually stimulating and creative environment, which celebrate the process of learning, practising and developing knowledge and skills in lessons. Links will be made across the curriculum, where possible and appropriate, to enrich and extend the teaching of other subjects
Children will develop their knowledge and understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture. Art will also extend children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection.