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Take a look at some of our amazing artwork from Peace week.
We believe Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world around us.
Pupils at St Joseph’s are encouraged to explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers, learning about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures.
When teaching Art and Design, our aims are:
As pupils progress through different topic areas, they have the opportunity to work independently, as well as in collaboration with others. As well as creating individual masterpieces, pupils are also encouraged to comment on and suggest improvements to their own work, as well as that of others.
We take opportunities to work with artists, both in school or in galleries and museums, to give pupils first hand experiences. Art and Design is also developed through Outdoor learning, taking the children’s art work out into the school grounds.
National Curriculum - Art and Design
As part of their Arctic topic foundation created their own arctic animals which look fabulous in the classroom!
Year One made some Winter houses as part of their Winter topic. They used white paint to create a snowy scene.
Year 2 have created vibrant paintings to capture the scenes of the Great Fire of London.
Year 4 have started a wonderful display in class based on their class novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children spent time making and creating sweets at home as part of their holiday homework.
Year 6 are currently participating in an International project with artist Oscar Murillo. Each pupil's desk in covered in canvas which enables them to draw freely, expressing their imagination and creativity.
Here are some of the pupils cross stitches which reflect memorable sayings from the War.