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.
Through having the experience of working with a variety of media, both 2D and 3D, we help our children to develop their creative and critical skills.
We aim to provide our children with a range of cultural experiences and opportunities including:
- having a specialist art room which is used by every class. This enables us to offer our children the chance to participate in more specialized and messy activities such as batik, printmaking, felting and pottery.
- participation in the Arts through collaborative opportunities such as having a school Arts Week.
- theatre trips outside school and regular visits from educational theatre workshops in school.
- visits to museums, art galleries and exhibitions
- Art Zone, a regular Saturday morning club, open to all key stage two children.
Our children work in a stimulating environment with vibrant, colourful displays in every classroom covering all aspects of the curriculum. There are also many pieces of framed children's art work in our school.