Art & Design
Our highly creative Art curriculum enables the children to explore their ideas alongside and develop the procedural knowledge to become a more accomplished artist. When possible, the art work is linked to that term's theme, however some stand alone projects focus on particular artists or the development of technique. Art techniques include painting, drawing, sculpture and textiles. Children are encouraged to express their individuality and employ these techniques through their artwork. As a school, we follow the Access Art scheme of work. This ensures progression of knowledge, techniques and understanding is carefully planned and adapted to ensure that children’s learning builds effectively over time.
The study of Art at our school stimulates an interest in the work of artists, cultures and artistic styles. Children use this knowledge to influence their own work, making artistic choices to create their own masterpieces.
Art enables the children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children should experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Self evaluation of work is encouraged and children are taught how to be resilient to achieve their goals. Art engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create. Children will know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.