At St Richard’s School we really value a rich, creative curriculum. Our curriculum aims to develop artistic skills, inspire an appreciation of art and develop a sense of achievement in all our pupils. Art helps children to develop a respect for the abilities of other children, encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas and feelings. We also understand the importance of children’s self-expression as a means to a happy and healthy mind.
We aim to ensure that all pupils:
Through topic work, the children have the opportunity to develop their art skills in two and three dimensions in the key areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, collage, clay and sculpture. The skills in these key areas are developed continuously throughout the school from Foundation Stage to Year 6. We encourage children to be inspired by the work of great artists and engage in a wide range of resources and media, to be inventive, imaginative and creative. Children in Key stage 2 use sketchbooks to record ideas. We develop critical thinking, where children talk about their own and others work, using the vocabulary an artist may use. The children learn about the importance the contribution of art has on culture and the world around us.
We take great pride in displaying the children’s artwork around the school, entering art competitions and creating our own art gallery. Children have the opportunity to visit The Pallant Gallery in Chichester which is a great resource on our doorstep.
Our Art Curriculum is planned to demonstrate progression in the skills. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
What we expect to see cross the school: