We place a great emphasis on the importance of Art and Design. It enables children to express themselves in a creative, imaginative manner and through exploration. We intend to teach the children a skills based curriculum, with individuality and creativeness flowing through everything they do.
In Early years, Art and Design plays a very important role in their development. Children are taught to represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music and dance.
They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
Teaching of Art in Key Stage 1
Pupils in Key Stage 1 are taught to
Teaching of Art in Key Stage 2
Pupils in KS2 are taught to
Children are taught art where possible through an artist study. Where explicit skills need teaching, these are taught explicitly. Art is taught using 2 cycles due to mixed year groups in classes 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Children are given opportunities to practice and apply skills in drawing, painting, sculpture and printing.
Children will be become creative learners, who have a web of knowledge about the great artists of the world. Creativity and uniqueness will be celebrated and children will become astute at editing and improving the pieces they have created. As teachers, there will be an emphasis placed on individuality and children will be given the freedom to explore art using their imaginations. Children will have embedded the key art and design skills needed to allow them to produce inventive pieces of art and develop their own artistic style.