Art and Design
Art and Design
Possibility, Enrichment, Emotional Awareness, Community
Art provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences for all pupils. It deepens children’s understanding by providing opportunities to reinforce and enhance learning through a range of progressive skills and vocabulary relating to specific art forms (drawing, painting, collage, textiles, 3D and digital). It
Pupils are given the chance to represent observations, ideas and feelings through design and making images; ask and answer questions; investigate the possibilities of using a range of materials and processes; use and develop techniques with colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space; evaluate and reflect on different art work (including their own and others) and learn about a range of different artists, craft makers and designers in history.
The Art and Design curriculum at Battle Hill Primary stimulates and enriches creativity, imagination and skills, while enhancing personal, social and emotional development. It helps children increase confidence, self-esteem and an appreciation and enjoyment of many art forms. It allows many opportunities to use visual language skilfully and convincingly (eg shape, line, pattern) and to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form. It increases the ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination and to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media. Pupils are encouraged to work with independence, initiative and originality which allows them to develop their creativity. They learn how to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their work and that of others. Children experience memorable and relevant opportunities to develop skills while considering the impact of art, both as an expression of feeling, to commemorate special events and to celebrate our local area.
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