Our Art curriculum fosters a love of the arts by giving our children opportunities to develop their skills by experimenting with the key elements of art: line, colour, texture, shape, form, space, tone and size. They achieve this through drawing and sketching, painting, printing, sculpture and creating patterns. Children also learn about great artists, architects and designers in History. Children are taught to develop their techniques using a range of art and design materials. In EYFS and Key Stage 1 children have a wide range of free choice art experiences as well as more directed activities. These experiences are then developed, extended and embedded in KS2.
Children create detailed sketch books to record their observations, sketch and practise different techniques and use them to review and revisit ideas. To enrich the Art curriculum we invite local artists to school and use our local environment . Art is accessible to all children, regardless of ability, and is a fully inclusive subject as children are taught to take pride in their efforts and appreciate the work of others.
We celebrate children’s work through displays around school, increasing their sense of enjoyment and achievement and showcasing the progression of skills across the year groups.