At Stanley St Peter’s our main aim is to ‘Unlock Potential and Celebrate Success’ and we believe that skills taught in Art will allow us to achieve that aim. Our Art curriculum aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
At Stanley St Peter’s we want all children – regardless of their background, ability or circumstances - to leave our school with a pleasure and enjoyment of art the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express themselves, to response to ideas and experiences and to fire their imagination.
Our integrated curriculum allows children to develop the skills in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques whilst at the same time exploring and evaluating the works of great artists, craft makes and designers of both the past and present
Our Art and Design curriculum facilitates expression, and creativity, contributing to an increase in confidence and sense of individual identity. These skills are transferable across other subjects and should be valued, encouraged and celebrated.
How will we achieve this?
At Stanley St Peter’s we aim to provide the children with as many opportunities as possible to engage with Art and Design throughout their time at school and at home. We provide the children with:
• An opportunity to carry out a detailed study of an Artist relevant to their class name and experiment with the style of the artist.
• Teachers who take an active interest in children’s artistic ideas, suggestions and outcome pieces.
• Opportunities for artistic expression alongside the teaching of key skills and links within the current topic.
• Opportunities for their voice to be heard, valued.
• A sketch book to produce high quality pieces of art work and practice the skills needed.
• Opportunities to study and reflect upon a variety of artist’s work.
• Daily art provision in EYFS
• A topic related piece produced after skills are taught.
• An environment rich in art displays.
• Opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
• Opportunities to develop the skills to be able to think critically and develop a rigorous understanding of Art and Design.
• Opportunities to develop their knowledge of how art & design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
• Opportunities for children, where appropriate., to experience learning beyond the classroom. This will allow them to enrich their knowledge by, for example, visits to art galleries, artists/designers to visit school, historical places of artistic relevance, local craft workshops/exhibitions such as the Hepworth museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
• A curriculum that equips pupils with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children showcase this process through the use of their own sketchbook.