Each year group has topic sessions devoted to this important subject, which is concerned with the creative and aesthetic response to the visual and tactile qualities of the natural and constructed world.
The creative element involves children using materials and equipment to represent objects realistically and imaginatively, and to express ideas and feelings. With this in mind, breadth and depth of the subjects is offered with a wide range of materials and skills. Art is an inclusive subject which has many possibilities across culture and time. Pupils look and study a variety of artists, artisans and craft workers, both local and world-wide, both current and in the past.
The evaluative element enables pupils to develop skills in assessing their own learning and that of other artists, and to understand the value and significance of art in society.
All year groups have regular opportunities to visit galleries, museums and other venues for maximum exposure to as varied a range of art and craft work as possible. We have whole school art days which allow us to immerse our skills and creativity into whole school projects that reflect our values and ethos. A great example of this is our pebble installation at the entrance to the school.