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“Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.” Quentin Blake

Vision

 

At St. Cecilia’s Junior School we believe that art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. The Art curriculum is rooted in our Gospel values - we live together, learn together, and love together. We believe that art gives our pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences of the world they live in. Through diverse quality experience, Art should fire their imagination, challenge them to see and feel the world around them.

   We teach a Mastery approach and self’ evaluation of work is encouraged; our children are taught how to be resilient to achieve their goals in their production of high-quality work in art and in other areas of the broad and balanced curriculum. We use sketchbooks to record experience and imagination, to help the children develop their ideas and to challenge their artistic ability. Children should experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.

We give children the opportunities to visit museums and galleries so that children also explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers; equipping them for their educational journey as citizens of the world. In turn, our learners are proud of their achievements as we encourage their curiosity and develop their creativity. We encourage children to be independent and to work collaborating with others on projects in two and three dimensions. We strive to make them confident artists so that they can thrive socially, morally, spiritually and culturally.

"Every human is an artist."

Don Miguel Ruiz

What we’re up to!

 

You can find out what we are up to by visiting out Twitter page @StCeciliascjs

 

And search for the following hashtag;

#StCeciliasArt

Year 3 Summer Term 'CREATE' project: 'How Can we Improve our School Community?' Pointillism - studying the work of Georges Seurat

Year 4 Summer Term 'CREATE Project: How can we improve our local area?

Year 5 Summer Term 'CREATE' Project: 'How can an artist who lived in the 19th century influence modern fashion?'

Year 5 Studying the work of Van Gough. painting using the correct brush strokes

Year 6 Summer Term 'CREATE' Project: Impressionism. A study of Claude Monet.

Year 6 Self and Peer Evaluation

Autumn Term Units

Year 5 Art. Victorian Quilling & Paper Sculpture

Art during lockdown

 

Have a look at the children's work during lockdown.  All pieces are linked to the artist their year group is studying; Georges Seurat (3), Andy Warhol (4), Leonardo DaVinci (5) and Claude Monet (6).  Such talented children!

Homeschooling Writing Challenge 5 - Biographical Writing

 

During lock-down, the children completed a writing challenge that was linked to Art.  The children were challenged to research and write a biography based on the artist they are studying in their year group; Georges Seurat (3), Andy Warhol (4), Leonardo DaVinci (5) and Claude Monet (6).  Well done to all children who got involved.  Have a read through some of their fantastic writing, I think you'll agree that the standard is exceptional.

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