At Leigh St. John's CE Primary School, we are lucky enough to have our own Art and DT area: the Atelier. This is an area where the children are invited to complete their Art & Design Technology learning with lots of accessible resources to help them be as creative as possible. We encourage children to be proud of their Art work and use this area as our own little Gallery where the children can display work that they are proud of for everyone to see. It is constantly being developed as we encourage the children take ownership of this area and share their ideas of how it can be improved and become more inviting.
Our St John's Artists have the opportunity to use their Art, Design and craft skills throughout our whole curriculum. We encourage the children to learn about local landmarks by recreating them in sculpture, as well as learning about historical houses by studying the features and creating 'life in the past' models. As a Church of England School, we also use our Design skills to represent and learn about the Key Christian events and these are all displayed around school and in church! Our children and families absolutely love home challenges and are eager to complete wonderful creative projects at home. This makes the learning purposeful and meaningful. have a look at some of our cross-curricular learning examples below: