Art and Design
Curious, Loving, Independent, Creative and Knowledgeable
Our curriculum vision is that our children are curious, loving, independent, creative and knowledgeable (CLICK) citizens of the future.
At St Antony’s, we are artists. We want our children to love art and to aspire to be confident, creative, expressive and to have a rich cultural capital. We want them to be artists, designers, illustrators, curators, graphic designers, animators, photographers or printmakers. The art curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our children develop their creativity and cultural capital.
We believe that art is a vital part of the education of all children. By the time pupils leave the school, they will know about great artists, architects and designers, will have become proficient in several techniques, and will be able to use sketch books to review and revisit ideas.
Art is taught through the Kapow Primary Scheme. Pupils are taught how to produce creative work and explore their ideas. They learn to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques and they learn to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art. They also learn about great artists, craft makers and designers.
The subject content as outlined in the national curriculum supports the needs of our children and allows them to retain knowledge in their long-term memory.
As a Catholic school, our faith is at the heart of everything that we do and the principles of catholic social teaching are therefore drivers for our curriculum. It is also inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato si’, which calls us to “Listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor who suffer most” and by the UN Global Goals.