Art & Design
Children of all ages enjoy working in a variety of media, including paint, pastels and chalks, collage, clay, paper and paste construction, printing. Children learn to produce work in both 2D and 3D, and in a variety of sizes. Art work is often, but not always, linked to the class topic.
The main aims of the programme of study for art and design are to ensure that children:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences;
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques;
- evaluate and analyse creative works 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
It is our aim that the children should have the opportunity to work with a variety of media and be able to develop the techniques and skills needed for each. We have the facilities for drawing, painting, collage, pottery, cookery, needlework and model making. Children are taught to use tools safely and responsibly.
In art lessons, children are encouraged to explore different materials, styles and ideas, investigate different purposes and uses of materials, and to observe, evaluate and appreciate their own and others' art work including the work of famous artists. In Key Stage 2 children develop the use of a sketch book to record their ideas.