Art and Design

Art & Design

We believe that Art is a valuable vehicle for children to explore the world and their place within it. The children in our school experience a variety of media in order to explore their ideas, thoughts and feelings. The access to those experiences will take into account differing learning styles and will be an integral part of the curriculum for each child. Children learn to recognise and appreciate the work of others. They will be helped to search beyond their own time and culture, both within the school and outside it.

The environment of the school aims to be stimulating and interesting and enable the children to enjoy art in all its forms. We recognise that time needs to be made available to the children to benefit from a planned and coherent programme which will address conceptual, formal, critical, cultural, technological and historical elements of art and design.

Design and Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Artsmark

We believe every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate in and review extraordinary work.

Artsmark can help unlock the potential of children and young people, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding.

That’s why Artsmark was created: to bring this ambition to life in every classroom.  Awarded by Arts Council England, designed by schools, the new Artsmark award will help schools to deliver a high quality arts and cultural education and provides an excellent way to demonstrate this.  Across the country Artsmark is rewarding more and more schools for championing arts and culture.  Any school setting can apply.

Artsmark schools gain access to exceptional resources as well as networks of the country’s most treasured cultural organisations, helping them develop and strengthen their arts provision.

This year we are aiming to apply for the Artsmark!

Watch this space…