St. Peter’s Mission Statement
One Family, Aiming High, Learning Together with God.
St. Peter’s Art Vision
Valuing the creative journey, instilling creative confidence and a love of the visual arts.
At St. Peter's, we aim to instil a creative confidence in our children and a love of the visual arts, so that the school environment resonates with creativity and energy.
We're fortunate to have regular, visual arts lessons with a specialist art teacher, which helps the children to meet their own creative potential through showing what's possible, and how.
The Art curriculum aims to follow the following subject areas:
Drawing, Sketchbooks, Printmaking, Sculpture, Design, Painting, Craft, Textiles,
Multimedia and Digital.
We provide the children with a wide variety of materials from the outset, which helps them grow in confidence and explore processes, which in turn can be applied to concepts.
We aim to focus less on a prescribed outcome and more on the creative journey to shape confident, independent artists, who can articulate and value their own creative journeys.
We aim to balance traditional skills with experimental work; small scale work with large, quiet reflective study with active, dynamic work; individual and group work; 2D work with 3D and the study of historical artists with contemporary.
We want our children to engage in creative activities, both personally and in the wider community, so that they can grow to appreciate and value the importance of art.
Each year, we celebrate creativity and enjoy whole-school activities, such as The National Gallery project, 'Take One Picture'. The work produced, has culminated in a summer art exhibition for families and the wider community in school.
We’ve seen our creative children blossom during an 'Arts Week' making sketchbooks; performing in talent shows; welcoming art educators and authors into the school; going into London to visit Tate Britain and The National Gallery and taking part in art workshops.
Every Christmas, each class makes and sells their handmade crafts to families and
the local community at our Christmas Market.
The children also get the opportunity to enter both school and community art competitions and exhibit their work in local galleries.
Spring term home learning
At St. Peter's, we've recognised the challenges that creating art at home can bring. As work has shifted from classrooms to online, physical space to work and having few art materials, can all be obstacles to creativity and the visual arts.
With this in mind, we've started the spring term by making our own handmade sketchbooks out of scrap and recycled materials in KS1 and KS2. Not only are these books free to make, they're a place for exploring the world through drawing, writing, collecting, sticking, collaging, sorting, recording and playing with ideas.