Art is a highly valued subject and is intrinsically woven throughout our wider curriculum, demonstrating our commitment to the development of artistic skills and knowledge through the many and wide ranging opportunities offered by the Arts. Art should stimulate children’s creativity and imagination, thus providing a unique way of understanding the world. Children are given the opportunity to explore ideas and meanings in Art work and understand the different roles and functions of Art in their own life and in different times and cultures.
Through art, children are given the opportunity to develop visual perception by expressing themselves, making, creating, reflecting and responding to a range of genre and developing an understanding of their own and others work. Children develop practical ability to use tools and media effectively and develop techniques, skills and processes. Children learn through art to develop high self-esteem, self-confidence, perseverance, concentration, sensitivity, self-criticism and awareness, which can be applied and impact in other curriculum areas. They should know how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Our aim is to ensure that all by the time they leave our schools all pupils:
- Produce creative work exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, other art, craft & design techniques
- Evaluate and analyse creative work 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
By doing this, our children will learn to master concepts, develop skills, acquire knowledge and deepen their understanding.