Art and Design
Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.
Art in Practice
Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. They learn to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.
At all times we aim to provide a rich environment in which we encourage and value creativity. Our children experience a wide range of activities that they respond to, using the various senses. We enrich the teaching of Art through visiting artists both from our local community and beyond, gallery trips, and opportunities to work collaboratively with professionals working across various media.
Enrichment Year 2012 – 2013
In the academic year 2012-2013 we had an Arts enrichment year, where our focus was on developing art skills. We worked with an Art specialist, Penny Hay to develop the skills of our staff and to enrich the learning of our children. The focus was on developing the basic skills required in Art to empower our children with lifelong skills and develop their ability to express themselves creatively. Here is a selection of photos from across each year group.
Community Arts Day 2013
Click on the link below to see photos from our Community Arts Day on Saturday 18th May 2013.
Here is a member of staff driving home after the day!
We value creativity as an important way of developing confident and enthusiastic life-long learners. As a school community, we celebrate the artistic achievements of all pupils.
In our extra-curricular provision, all children from year 2 to year 6 can join an afterschool club specialising in art if they wish. Children are invited, wherever possible, to participate in national or local events, such as a photography competition to showcase the school’s community or to be part of the celebrations for the Queen’s jubilee year.