Art is a wonderful medium for expression, exploration and imagination. We aim to stimulate children’s creativity and imagination by providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences. These help to develop children’s understanding of colour, form, texture and pattern and their ability to use materials and processes to communicate ideas, feelings and meanings. Our pupils explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers in their own lives and in different times and cultures.
The Art Curriculum allows pupils to explore colour, texture, shape, form and space in natural and made objects, including resources from different cultures and in their environment. This, in turn, enables our pupils to use their imagination and express their ideas, thoughts and feelings through the use of a widening range of materials and suitable tools for designing and making.
Being imaginative and creative is key, as is making connections between their different areas of learning.
Several of our pupils each year are selected to participate in local art and design exhibitions, where they work is open for public viewing and celebration.