Art and Design
At St. John Fisher we have designed our art curriculum to develop creativity, engage, inspire and equip all pupils with the knowledge and skills to experiment and create their own works of art. Our artists will be confident in using a wide range of art techniques to explore their ideas and record their experiences. We will provide opportunities for all children to draw, paint, sculpt and learn the language of art. Using a cross curricula approach, all pupils will experiment and explore in meaningful contexts while building progressively on the knowledge and skills they need to become successful artists.
Our Art and design curriculum is delivered through cross curricula projects, in this way all pupils can produce meaningful pieces of artwork inspired by other learning. Our Art projects are linked when possible to our history and geography learning to enhance the pupils understanding of key historical or geographical concepts. Each of our artists has their own sketchbook, to record ideas, plan, practise new technique and evaluate completed artwork. Significant artists are studied in key projects, giving all pupils further knowledge and understanding of art concepts and skills.
Due to the nature of this curriculum area, Art and Design monitoring takes various forms. A key component of this is pupil self-evaluation and the confidence they have in discussing artwork they have completed. Sketchbook monitoring throughout all year groups also takes place once a term to compliment this, allowing leaders to ensure our artists have the opportunity to develop their skills fully and showcase their talents. Examples of our artists’ work is exhibited throughout the school, both on classroom and communal displays
Children have the chance to take part in additional Art and design clubs. We have a sketching, crafting, mindfulness colouring clubs open to all. Additionally children can sign up to a lunch time club run by an external agency.