At Catherine Junior School, our curriculum is designed to provide, through inspiring and engaging experiences, the knowledge and skills to become independent, life-long learners. We believe that art should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own ideas. Pupils should be able to think critically and develop an understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design contribute to culture and history.
Through art lessons, children have opportunities to develop their art skills and critical understanding of the subject. This is underpinned by our whole school principles of oracy, reading, experiences and memory and recall.
Aims and Objectives
We believe that every child can engage with and participate in art based learning, with the right teaching and support. At Catherine Junior School, we have high expectations to enable excellence for all and we base our teaching on the belief that all children have the potential to succeed. All aspects of our eight values in the Catherine Code underpin our curriculum, which promotes our school motto and ethos of ‘Together, we can do it!’.
We aim to develop learners who: