Art and Design

Through art and design, our children are given the freedom and confidence to express themselves through various art forms and creative processes. We aim to challenge and broaden their perception of art by opening up their minds to new ideas and alternative ways of thinking.

Our children are encouraged to take inspiration from the world around us and use a variety of materials and techniques to communicate their responses. Promoting art on a deeper level, children begin to understand the relationship between expression and imagination and how they can represent this through colour, line, shape, and form.

Our children are prompted to compare and contrast the work of others. Studying many of the creative masters and current artists, they are provided with the opportunity to understand and explore different working methods and techniques. They are also very much encouraged to interpret the work of others through their own eyes and share their opinions, thoughts and ideas.

Working in a relaxed environment and with an extensive range of equipment, tools and resources, our pupils are provided with the opportunity to create work of the highest standard and be proud of their outcomes which is valued by all.

One of our favourite creative weeks of the year is MADD (Music, Art, Dance and Drama) week when every year group engages the children in producing creative work. Every year the whole school has an opportunity to contribute towards to a large piece of art which is then displayed for all to see e.g. a collage of Kew Bridge, 300 children formed a human sculpture in the form of a swan to resemble our school logo.


View of curriculum overview for art and design here;

KS1 Art and Design Curriculum Overview