Art and Design at St Cross Catholic Primary School
At St Cross Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.
Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. In Art, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. This should be meaningful and continuous throughout the process, with evidence of age-related verbal and written reflection. Children are encouraged to take risks and experiment and then reflect on why some ideas and techniques are successful or not for a particular project.
The teaching and implementation of the Art Curriculum at St Cross Primary School is based on the National Curriculum and supported by the Suffolk Art Scheme plans, ensuring a well-structured approach to this creative subject.
The children are taught Art as part of their termly topic work. Areas covered include drawing, printmaking, textiles, painting, collage and 3D works. The work of famous local, national and international artists is explored to enhance the children's learning.