Children develop their visual and creative skills by taking part in a range of activities within Art, Craft and Design. Children are encouraged to explore and develop their ideas. They are taught to use a variety of techniques and media and to evaluate and develop their work and the work of others including that of famous artists and craft workers. Children are encouraged to respond to works of various kinds. We integrate the arts into the teaching of other subjects and find that this not only enhances pupils’ enjoyment but leads to better outcomes for all.
In years 3 and 4, children will learn to use sketch books to collect, record and evaluate their ideas. They will improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials. As well as this, they will begin to learn about great artists, architects and designers.
As the children move into years 5 and 6, they will continue to develop these skills.