At St Gregory and St Patrick’s Catholic Infant School we are all artists! We want our children to love art. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be; illustrators, sculptors, special effects artists, designers and many more. Our Art curriculum aims to 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.
Our vision is to foster a love of art at a young age. To give all our children the opportunity to explore a wide variety of artistic skills, exploring a range of artists and their techniques through the use of different media. We want them to be able to take inspiration from great artists to develop their own personal skill.
Our art curriculum encourages an interest in art and the creative world. We strive to allow the imagination of our children to grow in their art lessons. Our art curriculum meets National Curriculum requirements as well as providing the children with exciting, engaging lessons that will help them to develop skills and creativity. We also provide a range of enrichment opportunities including art and craft clubs, our annual Art’s week; with the opportunity of visiting professionals. We also have links with local community to enable our children to showcase their work. We want to use our curriculum to inspire the children to be what they want and be creative with it.
The Art curriculum has carefully planned learning opportunities which ensure in each year group there is a progression of skills, understanding and knowledge. Using different media such as paint, clay, printing, pencil and collage children develop their artistic techniques which often enhances other curriculum areas. The work of famous artists are studied to illustrate the variety of skills and knowledge in order to inspire and encourage their creativity.
We strive for every child, no matter who they are to achieve their full potential in art, develop a love of art, be ready for their next stage in learning and inspire aspirations for the future career paths. Art is a way in which everyone can express themselves in ways words would not allow. It is a creative approach that has no boundaries, rules or limits.
“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.”
What art looks like in our school
If you're looking for some fun art activities to do at home, here are some links for videos and websites to use with your children to create your own art projects.
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