At St John's we believe art plays an integral part in children's spiritual, cultural, physical, social and aesthetic development. Art enriches the lives of our children, valuing perspectives from different cultures and identities. Our aim is to teach Art and Design in a fun and creative way which ensures all children are engaged, inspired and challenged, developing their skills to create work which reflects their own individual ideas and imagination.
Our art curriculum is exciting and diverse, covering a wide range of art and craft skills, such as observation, perception, collaboration, techniques in the manipulation of media, materials and tools. Children develop their imagination and creativity, and the ability to use art as a form of communication and expression.
Throughout school, children have the opportunity to work with a variety of different materials in order to produce art work linked to their theme. Each year group completes units which develop a range of skills, processes and materials, embedded into our cross-curricular topics. Each year group also completes a standalone Art Enrichment Week.
Children explore the lives and works of a range of artists from a variety of countries, cultures, centuries, backgrounds and gender, to inspire and stimulate their own artistic abilities.