Curriculum

Art and Design

Bio

"There is no must in art because art is free."
Wassily Kandinsky

At Lee Brigg Infants and Nursery School we aim to provide a high-quality art and design education, which will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

Art and design is concerned with the way we respond to, understand and interpret our world through our senses and emotions. Taking part in art and design allows us to investigate what we see; to make visual responses; to interpret; to discriminate and reach decisions.

Art and design has its own language based upon visual and tactile elements and it is our aim to ensure all children have the opportunity to explore their own creativity and individuality.

Whenever possible, we teach through a themed, experienced based approach, to enable children to embed learning and make connections, leading to a greater depth of understanding within the subject.

Our teaching and learning opportunities allow all children to consolidate, build upon and apply basic skills. Children are also enabled to discover how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

We regularly host artists in school, to work with the children and broaden their experiences. Each year we take part in the Waterton Multi-Academy Trust Art project, which allows our children to learn about a variety of Famous artists from the past and present, whilst developing their own skills through different media.

Art is at the very essence of our curriculum drivers. It allows our children to be creative, independent, learn new vocabulary, as well as demonstrate a sense of pride in their work. Positive relationships in school ensure that children get the opportunity to work collaboratively together on projects, as well as recognise how to sensitively respond to others when offering evaluations of their work.

Aims in teaching Art and Design at Lee Brigg Infant & Nursery School:
We aim:
• To provide a broad and balanced range of art activities.
• To show children's progress of art skills through the work produced.
• To provide a varied arts curriculum, including experiences from other cultures and traditions.
• To raise and develop children's self esteem through class and group activities and individual work.
• To give children the opportunity to work with other professionals from the arts community.
• To raise standards in Art and Design so that every child makes best progress.
• To value and celebrate diversity in Art and Design.
• To ensure equal opportunity - all children are provided with equal access to the Art and Design curriculum. We aim to provide suitable learning opportunities regardless of gender, ethnicity or home background.