Curriculum Leaders: Sarah Clouter (EYFS/KS1) and Laura Oswald (KS2)
We are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in art and design. The purpose of Art and Design Technology education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.
While it is essentially a practical subject, art should provide opportunities for reflection and, with increasing sensitivity, pupils should acquire the ability to make informed, critical responses to their own work and that of others. Design and Technology provides opportunities for children to follow the design process from identifying problems, exploring existing products, planning and designing before making and evaluating purposeful products.
There is great pleasure to be derived from Art and Design and, through deeper understanding; pupils can gain access to cultural richness and diversity. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.
7/7/21 Year One Indigenous Australian Inspired Artwork
As their printing unit, year one have been looking at printing using a range of found materials. They then explored the history and examples of Indigenous Australian artwork and learned how to dot print in a similar style.
In art club we do lots of creative projects. We recently made our own dramatic masks using colourful decorations.