Art and Design
Art and design form an important part of our curriculum. We believe art and design education stimulates creativity and imagination. Heree follow the Kapow Primary Art and Design scheme. This aims to inspire pupils and develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own works of art. By teaching the units from this scheme, ensures the curriculum is covered and the skills/knowledge taught is progressive from early years through to year two and therefore prepared to transition into the next key stage. We aim to give pupils every opportunity to develop their ability, nurture their talent and interests, express their ideas and thoughts about the world, as well as learn about art and artists across cultures and through history.
The art lessons we teach are practical in nature where we encourage experimental and exploratory learning with pupils using sketchbooks to document their ideas. By the time children finish St James’ they will be proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. They will also know about great artists and the historical and cultural development of their art.
Each half term children will explore a different artist covering a range of styles and periods of time.
Our Art Subject Leader is Mrs Joanne Cocksedge.