The aim of our curriculum is to build the knowledge, skills and attitudes pupils need to become informed, articulate and empowered. We recognise the value and fundamental role that art plays within a child’s learning and development. Our art curriculum has been designed to link to the humanities or science content so that children can make connections between subjects. To enhance arts education, we provide the opportunity to visit galleries whenever possible.
Pupils have the opportunity to develop their artistic skills and techniques within the areas of drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D sculpture, computer technology and printing. In addition to this, pupils develop their knowledge of influential artists, individual works, and art movements, from a range of cultures and periods.
Along with their knowledge and technical skills we support pupils to develop their approach to art. Children are shown how to critically evaluate their work, saying what they are pleased about and how to improve it next time.
Art and design is an inspiring and exciting area of the curriculum full of enriching experiences for pupils to learn from and grow from.