At St John’s Church of England Academy, we wholly embrace our local community and environment and have enhanced our curriculum through ‘Foresters’ Forest’ led enquiries to ensure that our children have a better appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of The Forest of Dean.
We believe that art and design helps to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art.
St John’s Church of England Academy is committed to encouraging pupils’ curiosity and creativity, allowing them to think critically and develop a thorough understanding of art and its place in the world, including how it reflects our history and contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
We review the work of a wide range of artists and designers within art history and culture as well as modern local artists. We feel that this better equips our children to see local and world issues from other people’s perspectives.
As an Artist we want our children…
To develop the skills of creating different forms of art using a range of techniques inspired by famous artist’s work.
To recognise when art is from different cultures and historical periods and to understand the importance of art to communicate ideas and feelings.
By teaching art and design, we aim to ensure pupils:
The impact and measure of our art and design curriculum is to ensure that children at St John’s Church of England Academy are equipped with the artistic skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.