The National Curriculum, September 2013 states:
“Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should 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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.”
At Park, through the teaching of art and design, we therefore aim:
- To stimulate children’s creativity, imagination and independence by providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences.
- To develop children’s understanding of colour, form, texture, pattern and their ability to use materials and processes to communicate ideas, feelings and meanings.
- To explore the work of artists, crafts people and designers helping children to learn about the roles and functions of art craft and design in their own lives and in different times and cultures.
- To teach children how to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art and design.