At St John's we aim to inspire our children to develop their knowledge and skills as an artist by providing a high-quality Art and Design education.
The Art curriculum at St John's is based on Kapow's Primary Art and design scheme of work and adapted to meet the needs of our chidlren and our particular context. Through this, we aim to inspire pupils and develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own works of art. We believe that it is important 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 learning about the rich heritage and culture of the British Isles and beyond.
The Kapow Art scheme of work is designed with four strands that run throughout.
• Making skills
• Formal elements (line, shape, tone, texture, pattern, colour)
• Knowledge of artists
Through Kapow Primary’s Art and design scheme of work, these strands are revisited in every unit. In our Art and design skills and our Formal elements of art units, pupils have the opportunity to learn and practise skills discretely. The knowledge and skills from these units are then applied throughout the other units in the scheme. Key skills are revisited again and again with increasing complexity in a spiral curriculum model. This allows pupils to revise and build on their previous learning.
Please click on the link below for the Art and Design overview.