Art is an integral part of our curriculum. It provides children with a space within which it is safe to experiment, to fail and to learn. It allows them to collaborate on ideas and work, facilitates and encourages questions and puts emphasis on the process not just the outcome. It gives children the capacity to understand and to express ideas, feelings and opinions: both their own and those of others.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.