Art

Art is a versatile form of communication for children as they develop their awareness of the world around them. Art can provide an early way of expressing feelings and recording experiences. As a school, we value art in its own right and recognise its contribution to all other curriculum areas.
 
Our aim is to develop knowledge, understanding, confidence and enjoyment in the diverse visual language of art. Through the nurturing of personal responses and the direct teaching of the elements of art, we can provide the children with the opportunity to explore art in an increasingly capable and independent way and therefore fulfil the National Curriculum requirements. By providing this combination of skills and aesthetic appreciation, we hope to maximise the creative potential of each child.
We do this by giving the children opportunities to express themselves in many different ways and using a wide range of mediums including paint, paste and paper, crayon, clay, collage, textiles, computer aided graphics and more. Through this we encourage them to be creative and to value their own work and that of others. Displays of art around the school reflect all their hard work.

We also strive to provide a visually stimulating school environment, which is conducive to the childrren's learning in this area of the curriculum. This also extends to our outside environment, which is used widely as a resource for the making of  and display of work, such as mosaics and environmental sculptures.