Creativity is an over arching element to the delivery of the curriculum as a whole; there are no boundaries between subjects! The process involves both learning in and through the arts. It is this that we foster and develop in our teaching and learning.
Children’s understanding and enjoyment of Art and Design is developed through 2 and 3 dimensional activities that bring together requirements from both the Investigating and Making and the Knowledge and Understanding elements of the National Curriculum Programme of Study. A variety of skills are taught in what forms an integral and often cross-curricular part of our work. Children’s work can be seen on display in many parts of the School throughout the year.
In the Foundation Stage, the arts are incorporated into Creative Development. The children are given the opportunity to explore colour, texture and shape through drawing, painting and model making. In Key Stage One, children develop specific skills in Art and Design, including how to use tools and equipment to use a variety of media and styles as a means of expression. Children learn about famous artists and styles, relating to their termly theme, and are taught to appreciate originality and imagination in their own and other’s work. All children have their work displayed to celebrate their achievements.
We have carefully planned the progression of art skills knowledge and vocabulary from EYFS to KS1 and KS2
Our Artist in residence Tim baker comes into school on a weekly basis and supports the children in developing their skills.