Art and Design
Our Curriculum offers a coherently planned sequence of lessons to help teachers ensure they have progressively covered the requirements of the Art National Curriculum.
Our scheme of work ensures that children have a varied and well mapped out Art curriculum. It provides the opportunity for progression across the full breadth of the Art National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2, including; painting, drawing, printing, creating 2 and 3D art and crafting, generating ideas, formal elements of art, knowledge of artists and evaluating work. This progression is clearly identified on progression maps and each lesson has been carefully planned to match these.
Art at St James promotes qualities such as enjoyment, commitment, creativity, fairness, enthusiasm and concern for quality as well as success. We nurture a sense of love for Art and celebrate successes. All lessons are differentiated which helps to ensure that learning is as tailored and inclusive as possible. Each unit of work will have an overarching question which children will explore attached to it as a focus for the children to build towards being able to answer.
At St James, the children also take part in additional art opportunities throughout the year, such as the Christmas card designs, Brian Hatton Art Competition in conjunction with Hereford College of Arts and the Christmas stamp design competition.
At St James, we want all our children to reflect on their own talents and creativity. They develop an awareness of how art and design has shaped our history and culture, and this enables them to explore the creative side of 'Life in all its fullness' John 10:10.