Art in the Curriculum
At St Anne’s art is embedded in the curriculum. All pupils access direct art teaching and this learning makes links to other areas of curriculum. Children benefit from a range of opportunities including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, collage and textiles.
We aim to provide our children with the opportunity to develop their creative skills. Our approach to art is to allow children to practice self-discipline, self-reflection, commitment and work ethic. We aim to provide children the understanding and confidence to discuss great art and artists in detail sharing their own opinion and reasoning as well as the techniques that the artist used. The result is children who, not only have a secure educational foundation, but also have the ability to think 'outside the box' and channel their creativity, enabling them to succeed in this rapidly changing world.
At St Anne’s we are delighted to have our own artist in residence Mrs Jacqui Smith. She works with each year group form Foundation to Year 6 on a specific topic tailored to their learning.
Some whole-school highlights from 2020-21:
- Curriculum Drivers felt piece in the office reception area
- Local area history silk screen print in the foyer
Some whole-school highlights from 2019-2020:
- Whole school diversity display in the hall
- Y3 Stone age project and Y4 architectural sculptures
- School Values silk showcased in the foyer
Some whole-school highlights from 2018-2019:
- Whole school Easter canvas display in the hall