Art and design

Our teaching in Art is planned to develop children’s skills in using a wide range of different media to create 2D and 3D pieces, as well as their evaluation and art appreciation skills, with many projects inspired by other artists’ work. Art is often taught linked to our other curriculum areas and we employ a specialist TA to support our teaching in Art. In KS2 children use sketch books to experiment with designs, colours and techniques.

Our coverage of the National Curriculum and EYFS art objectives is enriched by after school art and craft clubs, visits to galleries such as Tate Britain, artists coming in to school to talk about their work, and by our Arts Project. Several of our recent Arts Projects have focused on visual arts work including self-portraits using different media and art inspired both by our local area and by the work of a range of famous artists.