At St. Peter’s, we value Art and Design as an important part of children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Our curriculum provides our children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
Art and Design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality Art and Design curriculum should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Our curriculum, which has been designed by the school and an art consultant with our whole school intent in mind, has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to explore, investigate, create and evaluate artwork, as set out in the National Curriculum. Our art curriculum is planned out progressively, which enables pupils to reach and exceed their potential.
At St. Peter’s, we believe that God created all beauty, and that the subject of Art enables us to express something of God’s creativity and beauty. Children develop an understanding that religious beliefs can be expressed through Art. Through a range of Art & Design experiences, children are able to express themselves and their Christian faith.
An example of our school artists overview