Art & DT
At SJSJ Primary School we believe that art inspires creativity, imagination and inventiveness. We believe that art gives our pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to engage and express responses to ideas and experiences. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso
Art should enable children to express and communicate what they see, feel and think. Children should experiment and explore their ideas, use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials, techniques and processes. Self-evaluation of work is encouraged and children are taught how to be reflective and analytical to achieve their goals. We believe every child has an inner artist waiting to be unveiled!
Sketchbooks, for children to record and experiment in, are used through the school. They are also used to track progression and skills development. Pupils also learn to appreciate works of art and use artistic language to describe paintings, sculptures and other art forms. We regularly enrich our Art curriculum with visits to London’s art galleries and make direct links to a wide variety of art forms through our half termly topics.