We believe Art and Design should be enjoyable and that it plays an important part in the development of our pupils, stimulating their creativity and imagination.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
• 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.
We have designed our curriculum to enable art to link with other subject areas, especially when studying art from different periods of history or cultures.
The children are encouraged to use colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space using different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. They explore, through discussion and the making of art, the ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople, designers and architects. They learn the part that art and craft and design plays in their own and others’ lives, now and in different times and cultures.
The children learn a full range of techniques using a variety of different tools and processes. Through the use of drawing, painting, collage, 3D sculpture, architecture, printing, textiles and photography children are able to reflect and be inspired by the world around them.
Children enjoy developing their techniques and ideas with creativity, experimentation and evaluating their work and that of others in a constructive, but critical manner, developing a specialist art vocabulary.