Art is a vital and integral part of children’s education. We believe that opportunities to be Artists should be inspiring, rigorous and practical.
Art provides children with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity, whilst learning about and making links with a wide spectrum of different types of art in our society.
Art contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. It enables pupils to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them.
Our approach will: teach and develop children’s artistic skills; foster an enjoyment for creativity, imagination and expression. The focus is in developing proficiency in drawing, painting, understanding colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and sculpture, with the overall aim of developing a rigorous understanding, critical awareness and inspiration of art and design.
The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists and designers throughout history. The will study a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and carefully thought out sequences of lessons and experiences.
Pupils’ art will be celebrated through display in school and beyond.