In art, our aim is to deliver a high-quality art education which engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We encourage children to use their imagination and creativity by exploring and experimenting with a variety of materials such as clay, textiles and paint as well as developing skills in using and handling different types of tools and techniques.
Children will be provided with opportunities to learn about artists, crafts people and designers both past and present and those from different cultures. In doing this, children will gain an understanding of how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Through producing creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences, children will be able to think critically, develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design and learn to appreciate their own work and the work of others.