We believe that Art, Craft and Design contribute an essential element to a well-balanced curriculum. It stimulates creativity, imagination and provides sensory experiences that give a unique way of responding to and understanding the world around us. Through Art and Design, children can enjoy exploring and communicating their own ideas and feelings, and also come to appreciate the work of other artists, designers and craftspeople both from the present and different times and cultures.
Through art all pupils will be given opportunities to:-
The teaching of art will follow the requirements of the Early Years curriculum and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2. Lessons will be part of a creative curriculum through topic based work encompassing Art and Design with other subjects. Approaches will vary in organisation from a formal approach, working individually, in pairs, groups, as a whole class and on a one to one, but will adhere to the aims set out. Consideration of the work set will be given to account for the varying abilities, needs and interests of the children. Every effort will be made to ensure that each child is given equal opportunities to develop to their full potential. Collaboration between staff will make sure there is continuity and progression. Children will have access to a variety of equipment, resources and materials which they should learn to respect and use according to Health and Safety guidelines. They will be encouraged to show this in sensible preparation for and clearing away after art lessons.
Pupils own work will be displayed and labelled.
When appropriate and possible local people with particular skills will be invited in to demonstrate and share their talent.
Children will be given the opportunity to look critically at their own and the work of the rest of the class and to express opinions in a constructive way.
Art will also be used to enhance and support other areas of the curriculum, for example English, Music, Science, Geography, Technology and History.
Children will be encouraged to use ICT as a resource and as an art form in its own right.
We aim to help the children:-