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 art history. 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 what they have learnt. Our Art projects are linked to our history and geography learning to enhance the pupils understanding of key historical events or to explore human and physical geography further. 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 against pre-existing models and the ability to discuss their artwork and choices with confidence. Sketchbooks are monitored once a term and work is showcased in our weekly newsletter. Examples of our artists’ work is exhibited on a communal display in our school hall.
Children have the chance to take part in additional Art 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.
Art and Design LTP