We promote the necessary skills for our children to develop their natural ability to be expressive and creative and we aim to instil pride by achieving finished work that is of a high standard. Art for many children is a natural form of expression and a source of great pleasure that can enhance lives and cultural awareness. We aim to increase confidence and competence in the use of different media, such as pencil, charcoal, paint, collage, inks, textiles and clay.
In art and design we value and stimulate learners' creativity. It encourages our pupils to question existing knowledge, create new knowledge, take risks, and manage failure and work using a range of materials and media. Work in art and design is usually cross curricular and it aims to be a vehicle to develop pupils self expression. Art and design is also central to developing knowledge and understanding of our own and others' cultural heritage.
Art teaching is often embedded in other subjects and sometimes taught discreetly to ensure progression. Discussions of art by other artists are regular practice, to enhance pupil understanding and promote diversity. The enjoyment of making, creating, building and adapting starts at a young age and continues to be built upon year on year.