We aim to offer pupils the opportunity to be creative and develop practical skills, leading to a greater self-awareness and enhancing personal development. They learn to be critical of and to appreciate the work of artists. Through our art teaching we hope to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
We are proud of our high standards achieved in Art and Design, evident through displays around school. Our success and high standards in ‘The Arts’ curriculum has been recognised through gaining the ‘Artsmark’ Award in May 2004, renewed in 2008 and 2010 to Silver Level. In 2014, we achieved the Gold standard. This year, we are hoping to regain the Artsmark Gold Award.
All children produce creative work, mostly linked to their topics, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. They become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.