We believe that no two people see things in exactly the same way and therefore encourage children to draw, paint and create what they see and not what they think they are supposed to see. In this way children develop a ‘can do’ approach to art and their creativity is allowed to flourish.
Art is taught as a discreet subject in line with the National Curriculum 2014 objectives and encourages the children to see art as fundamentally important to creation and their education. The children study specific artists; develop skills in sketching, paintwork and sculpture; and show progression of these skills within their sketchbooks.
Art is celebrated through ‘art days’ at the end of each half-term, allowing for the children to be fully immersed in their creative experiences; arts week, where the children use the skills that they have acquired over the course of the year, to produce work around a theme; and at the annual Art Exhibition in the summer term. The exhibition is a culmination of all children’s work during Art Week and throughout the year. It is very well supported by parents and is a key event in the annual calendar, which allows all those associated with St. Paul’s to come together as a community.
We are always striving to add to the art curriculum and would welcome any parents who have qualifications in, or a passion for, any area of art to get in touch if they are able to offer their services to the children.
Gemma Willcox, Art Subject Leader