Art at Walton on the Hill Primary School stimulates creativity and imagination. We believe that Art plays an important role in increasing our children’s social and emotional well-being as well as allowing their creativity to shine. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they observe, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.
Children become involved in shaping their environment through art and design and activities. They learn how to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical designs. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of great artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions or art, they can explore the impact it has on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all of our lives.
Activities and themes for Art work are closely linked to the whole school curriculum overview where we have tried to establish cross curricular links with topic work covered in class as well as making sure NC skills in Art are closely embedded in work carried out in lessons in each of the key stages.
Foundation Stage – Expressive Art and Design
Children in Key Stage 1 should:
Children in Key Stage 2 should: