Through Art and Design, children learn to develop their creativity and imagination:
- They can express and communicate their own ideas using different forms.
- They develop resilience when creating 2D and 3D pictures and models using a wide range of skills, techniques, tools and materials.
- They work independently and collaboratively when applying the skills they have learnt.
- They develop their knowledge and understanding of the visual arts.
- Children become inquisitive about a range of art forms and styles and value the contribution made by artists, designers and craftsmen past and present.
- They think creatively to set their own goals and challenges in art to “reach for their star”.
The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in art and design lessons. Our principal aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in art and design through practical tasks.
- We ensure that the act of investigating and making something includes exploring and developing ideas, and evaluating and developing work.
- Teachers draw attention to good examples of individual performance as models for the other children.
- Children are encouraged to evaluate their own ideas and methods, and the work of others, and say what they think and feel about them.
- Children are given the opportunity within lessons to work on their own and collaborate with others, on projects in two and three dimensions and on different scales.
- Children in Key Stage 2 develop their ideas further in their sketch books.
- Children also have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and resources, including ICT.
For more information, see the documents below.