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We aim to promote quality learning about The Arts, including Art and Design, through exploration, investigation and experiment from a range of stimuli and starting points, techniques, approaches, materials and media.

We value creativity and believe that a creative curriculum encourages children to be imaginative, innovative individuals with the confidence to try new ideas and be curious and questioning in the world around them.  Every child has equal access to The Arts.

Through Art and Design the children are encouraged to use experiences and ideas as the inspiration for artwork and to share ideas using drawing, painting and sculpture. They are given opportunities to explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Every child is encouraged to represent their thoughts and feelings through art and design activities and to be imaginative and creative.  In key stage 1 the children follow the National Curriculum programme of study.

We will learn about, and discuss the work of well-known artists, artisans and designers from a variety of cultures.   It is hoped that through experiment and critical examination the children become more aware of the importance and value of art in their everyday environment.

  1. To develop ideas and record experiences
  2. To conceive of, present and evaluate ideas
  3. To master techniques
  4. To think critically about works of art
  5. To evaluate and analyse creative works
  6. To learn and use technical vocabulary
  7. To use the past and present as a source of artistic inspiration.

 

In Year R the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in which they work towards early learning goals in expressive art and design.

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

 

Reviewed by Subject Co-ordinator - January 2018

 

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