Our art curriculum stimulates creativity and imagination from an early age.
We provide visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world a whole variety of immaginative ways.
We enable children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and material.The children learn to make informed judgements regarding their use of materials and resources and make decisions on how to apply these to create artwork. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists, illustrators and designers.
Children become involved in shaping their school environments through art activities as their work adorns displays in the classrooms and around the school.
Art is covered in the EYFS curriculum by the following two strands;
- Being imaginative and expressive
- Creating with materials
Children have opportunities throughout EYFS to experiment with and experience a range of media and techniques as they explore mark making and colour to develop their fine motor skills. Their learning is carefully planned to include lots of chances for both free art and the teaching of specific skills.
Key Stage One Curriculum:
In Key Stage One children build upon their previous learning by developing their skills in different contexts and using different media.
Through our art curriculum children explore a wide range of medias from pencils and wax crayons to paints, inks and clay. Our art curriculum also uses natural materials - children use bark, leaves and stones to create large pieces of art outside.
Our children are encouraged to be expressive in their artwork and use the skills they are taught to create work that is meaningful to them.
Children learn about artists and create artwork in different styles as a response to other artists' work.