At St John’s our Art and Design curriculum develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. The curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to explore and investigate, create and evaluate artwork as set out in the National Curriculum and so will enable the children to reach and exceed their potential. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas using artistic vocabulary.
As they go through the school children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and technology and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. The skills they acquire are applied to their cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth.
Children will be creative, independent, reflective and able to evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes to improve. They will have an appreciation of the work of artists, craftspeople and designers from a range of times and cultures and apply this knowledge to their own work.