Here at St Peter’s directors, local academy committee members, the principal and all staff have a clear and ambitious vision for providing high quality, inclusive education.
Our curriculum ensures that:
Intent – the curriculum is ambitious and designed to ensure that all learners including the most disadvantaged are able to access a broad and balanced curriculum which builds on the knowledge and skills from previous year groups and cross curricular, to enable all pupils to integrate new knowledge into larger concepts.
Implementation – Leaders place a large emphasis on teacher’s subject knowledge and ensures quality continuing professional development (CPD), enabling teachers to create an environment that allows all pupils to focus on learning. All staff respond and adapt their teaching as necessary, without unnecessarily elaborate or differentiated approaches. Teaching is designed to help learners remember in the long term the content they have been taught and to integrate new knowledge into larger concepts.
Impact – Pupils develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum to enable them to achieve well. This ensures pupils are ready for the next stage of their education.
More information about all of our subjects can be found below.
St Peter’s Catholic Academy – Our Art Vision
Giving opportunities for self-expression and creativity by using a variety of media.
We know that great Art happens in our school when…
- Our curriculum is creative, imaginative and inspiring.
- The children are engaged in creative and inspiring lessons and can see a purpose to tasks.
- There are opportunities for children to think critically and understand the impact their thinking has on the wider world.
- Children are motivated and have a critical understanding of how Art impacts on daily life.
- Children are happy to take risks, experiment and work resourcefully.
This term our curriculum wall has had an Art theme. The children have loved using different mediums to recreate the work of Great Artists and also show off their own imagination and creativity. The children are incredibly proud of the work they have created and so are we.
(pictures to come…)
We can see we have lots of budding artists ready to release their creativity on the world. Well done children!
We follow the National Curriculum Guidelines and these are incorporated into our topic overviews. This provides children with opportunities to ensure that investigating and making includes exploring and developing ideas and evaluating and developing work to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. “Art develops spiritual values and contributes a wider understanding to the experience of life, which helps to build a balanced personality.” Bridget Riley, Painter.
Through a broad and balanced curriculum the aims for Art are to ensure that all pupils:
- Are offered opportunities to stimulate their creativity and imagination by providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world.
- Learn about the function of art, craft and design in their own lives and in different times and cultures
- Learn how to make thoughtful judgments and aesthetic and practical decisions
- Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
- Become visually literate and to develop their individual capacity for imaginative and original thought.
Our Art Curriculum is of a high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
- A celebration of learning for each term which demonstrates progression across the school;
- Pupil discussions about their learning; which includes discussion of their thoughts, ideas, processing and evaluations of work.
Design & Technology
Modern Foreign Languages