Art and Design at St Peter's

At St Peter’s, we believe that Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination - enabling children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the elements of line, shape, colour, form, texture and space. Art opportunities provide visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and give children a special way of understanding and responding to the world.

In our Art and Design classes, children learn to make informed judgements, and aesthetic and practical decisions. Art enables our children to explore ideas and meanings through the work of past and present artists and designers. In doing so, they begin to develop an understanding of the impact Art has on contemporary life and different cultures around the world.

At St Peter’s, Art and Design is used frequently to enhance other curriculum areas such as developing an understanding of shape and space in Mathematics, using software to explore shape, colour and pattern in Computing and making three-dimensional models of artefacts in Religious Education.

Our teachers follow an Art Skills and Knowledge Progression guide to ensure that pupils make progress in the areas of drawing, painting, collage, 3D modelling, printing, exploring and evaluating throughout their time at St Peter's.

Through the teaching of Art and Design at St Peter’s, we aim to:

  • Provide an imaginative, innovative and coordinated art programme which will foster enthusiasm for art and design amongst all the children making links to their other curriculum areas.

  • Enable all children to record from first-hand experiences

  • Ensure that children select their own ideas to use in their work

  • Improve the children’s ability to control and work with different materials and tools

  • Ensure children build on their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of Art and Design across different times and cultures

  • Stimulate children’s creativity and imagination

  • Develop increasing confidence in the children’s use of visual and tactile elements and materials

  • Help children explore the world at first hand, using all their senses and experimentation, and so gain knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live.

  • Inspire confidence, value and pleasure in art

  • Teach children to express their own ideas, feelings, thoughts and experiences

  • Enable all children to have access to a varied range of high quality art experiences

  • Develop children’s understanding of colour, form, texture, pattern and their ability to use materials

Some of St Peter's Art highlights...

* Year 5 - Animal art collage project

* Year 1 - Exploring the value of colour

* Year 4 - Developing their use of line within art

If you have any questions about the Art provision at St Peter's, please contact our Art Coordinator, Ms Young.