Art and Design is a life enhancing part of our broad and balanced curriculum. We encourage children in a love of art, develop their skills and talents, and give them an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.

Our EYFS provision offers a rich experience of art and creativity, introducing exciting materials and techniques, using beautiful books and images, and supporting children to talk about their own and other artworks.

Through the comprehensive and progressive Kapow curriculum, we systematically introduce children to a wide range of art forms, genres and artists so children have a good knowledge of classical and contemporary art from a range of cultures and traditions.  We also work with local artists, museums and galleries to give children first-hand experience of art, to increase diversity in the arts curriculum, and to encourage families to access the arts locally.  We raise children’s awareness of how art and design can open career options and enhance wellbeing through lifelong enjoyment of the creative process.

Through the key stages, children systematically and progressively develop proficiency in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. We will support children to develop the knowledge, concepts and vocabulary to analyse and discuss their own and other artworks.

We know that children can be harsh critics of their own artwork and too easily come to believe they are “no good at art”. Our quality first teaching actively supports the less confident to develop their skills and enjoyment of the subject so that all children can learn to enjoy and be proficient in art.