Here at Heather Garth we value and are dedicated to the teaching of Art and Design and see this as a fundamental part of school life. We are committed to providing an ‘Arts Rich Curriculum’ that is engaging, inspiring and challenging. We provide our children with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We believe that by developing this, we can contribute to the quality of our children’s lives, both within and beyond school. We see art as a means to support learning in a range of ways. The skills that are developed in art and design can be transferred across the curriculum and also aid learning.
As a school and in accordance with the National Curriculum’s expectations, we aim 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.
The children's learning is further enhanced with a whole school arts week where the children have the opportunity for individual and collaborative working, exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists. School is developing links with outside agencies and experts, in order to enrich our art provision.
Children will become creative learners, who enjoy the self-expression that they experience in both Art and Design. They will have a web of knowledge about great artists of the world. Creativity and uniqueness will be celebrated and children will become astute at editing and improving the pieces they have created. Children will embed the key art and design skills needed to allow them to produce inventive pieces of art. The children’s art is often cross-curricular and helps them to express feelings and emotions in art, as well as show their knowledge and understanding of other subjects.